The neuropsychological aspects of cognitive alterations in men and women with concussion


  • Venera Kemelova
  • Dzhamalbek Turgumbaev
  • Gulina Sydykova
  • Gulzira Baigazhanova
  • Zhanara Altynbekova



Traumatic brain injury, cognitive deficits, concussion, Schulte Table Test, neuropsychological features


Introduction and Aim: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the main cause of death and disability. The purpose of this study is to assess the neuropsychological features of cognitive alterations in men and women who have had a concussion.


Materials and Methods: Patients with moderate TBI with concussion of the brain and damage duration ranging from 1–5 years were included in the study (n=136), between 19–63 years old. The following methods were chosen for the neuropsychological phase of the study: Mini-Mental State Examination, Frontal Assessment Battery, 10 Words Test, Clock Drawing Test, Schulte Table Test, and Controlled Oral Word Association Test.


Results: In both groups, there were no difficulties in a simple choice reaction, in performing dynamic praxis, or in assessing the grasping reflex. The differences in delayed reproduction indicators were 6.5±0.19 and 6.9±0.39, significantly differing from the control group of 8.7±0.23 (P<0.001), which also indicates a cognitive deficit. During the use of the attention parameter in the Schulte Table Test, finding numbers in two groups went beyond the normal indicators of the control group.


Conclusion: The revealed features of cognitive deficits were characterized by neurodynamic disorders in the form of slowing down of mental activity and insufficient concentration of attention.

Author Biographies

Venera Kemelova

Department of Neurology, Medical Rehabilitation Center Kyrgyz Research Institute of Balneology and Rehabilitation Treatment, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Dzhamalbek Turgumbaev

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Kyrgyz State Medical Institute for Retraining and Advanced Training named after S. B. Daniyarov, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Gulina Sydykova

Department of Psychology, Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagun, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Gulzira Baigazhanova

Department of Psychology, Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagun, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Zhanara Altynbekova

Department of Neurology and Clinical Genetics named after A. M. Murzaliev, I. K. Akhunbaev Kyrgyz State Medical Academy, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan


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Kemelova V, Turgumbaev D, Sydykova G, Baigazhanova G, Altynbekova Z. The neuropsychological aspects of cognitive alterations in men and women with concussion. Biomedicine [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 30 [cited 2023 Oct. 4];43(4):1281-4. Available from:



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