Journal of
Neuroscience and Behavioral Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Neurosci. Behav. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2286
  • DOI: 10.5897/JNBH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 65

JNBH Articles

Brief aphasia evaluation (minimum verbal performance): Psychometric data in healthy participants from Argentina

February 2011

Aphasia test psychometric studies are necessary, especially for brief instruments in Spanish. A test was designed to quickly detect the basic resources of verbal communication in aphasic patients. In a sample of healthy Spanish-speakers, it was studied: (a) their test performance according to demographic variables; (b) the inter-item-internal consistency; (c) the subtest-factor structure; (d) the test-retest reliability...

Author(s): Vigliecca Nora Silvana, Peñalva Marisa Carola, Castillo Jorge Antonio, Molina Silvia Cristina, Voos Javier Alfredo, Ortiz Maria Marta and Ribichich Marialicia    

Cognitive estimation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia

February 2011

The purpose of this research was to examine the role of cognitive estimation in patients with schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease (AD), and also to investigate the role of gender and levels of education in the cognitive estimation. Participants were 43 patients with AD, schizophrenia and controls that were selected through matching sampling method in Iran. A demographic questionnaire and cognitive estimation...

Author(s): Siamak Khodarahimi and Ali Rasti    

The pattern of clinical presentation of epilepsy among adolescence Sudanese epileptic patients

January 2011

The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of epilepsy among adolescence. It is a cross-sectional hospital based study conducted at Elshaab Teaching Hospital and Sheik Mohammad Kheir neurological clinic (from August, 1999 to April, 2009). The study population included 480 epileptic patients (age 10 to 19 years). The clinical presentation was similar to that which was reported by other researchers...

Author(s): Amira Sidig, Abbasher Hussein, Faroug Yassien, Ahmed Hamad, Omer el-Adil, Mohmad Saad, Bedraldin Mubark and Mohmad Malk Aldar

Meningiomas: Quality of life before and after surgery

January 2011

Author(s): Camila Batista dos Santos, Maria Fernanda Gouveia da Silva and Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar

Postoperative bilateral thalamic infarct: Rare but mortal neurologic complications of the coronary artery bypass graft surgery

December 2010

We report a case of an early postoperative major neurologic complication following coronary artery bypass graft operation with cardiopulmonary bypass. Computed tomography scanning at the first postoperative day of the head revealed a cerebral infarction in bilaterally thalamic location and mesecephalon with a surrounding edema of the tissue. Following the antiedematous therapy, computed tomography scanning was repeated...

Author(s): Sureyya Talay, Derih Ay, Ozgur Dag, Mehmet Ali Kaygin and Bilgehan Erkut

Evaluation of anxiolytic and novelty induced behaviours following bee-honey consumption in rats

December 2010

Bee honey has been shown to have many trace elements. Antibacterial and antioxidant properties of bee honey have been reported and employed for therapeutic purposes. The present work evaluates the anxiolytic values and effect on novelty induced behaviours of bee honey consumption. Wistar rats of either sex were given different concentrations of bee honey (10, 20 and 40%) at the dose of 0.5 ml/100 g p.o. The control rats...

Author(s): O. A. Oyekunle, M. A. Akanmu and T. P. Ogundeji

Relation between depression and Omega-3 fatty acids: A study in the Greek population

December 2010

The role of essential fatty acids in the human body and especially the decreased levels of it in patients with depression is a domain of interest for many researchers. The aim of the present study is to investigate the correlation between consumption of food rich in omega-3 fatty acids and depressive symptoms in the general population at the area of Larissa, central Greece. The sample consisted of 300 individuals (mean...

Author(s): Archaniotis I. Vasilios, Wozniak Greta, Zoe Roupa, Mouzas D. Odysseasand Constantinos Tsipras

Lead toxicity and some subsets of motor skill: Comparative evaluation of adult and prenatally exposed rats

September 2010

Research has shown that even low levels of lead (Pb) exposure are dangerous. Thus, Pb exposure/toxicity continues to be a leading environmental health issue for children and women of childbearing age. A variety of toxic effects caused by Pb exposure during gestation and early childhood have been reported in both human and animal studies.  Adult Wistar rats of both sexes were used for this study. They were housed in...

Author(s): P. D. Shallie, A. K. Adefule, H. B. Akpan, O. O. Olubiyi, P. B. Fakunle and E. N. Adejumo

Efficacy of oxcarbazepine add-on therapy on intractable seizures in Children

September 2010

Almost 50 million people in the world, a third of whom children, suffer from epilepsy. Up to 30% of them develop refractory epilepsy. In this group, there is a need for more efficacious antiepileptic drugs. This study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy and safety of oxcarbazepine a new antiepileptic drug, as an adjunction therapy in children with refractory epilepsy. From February, 2004 until September 2006, 30...

Author(s): Azita Tavassoli, Mohamad Ghofrani, Mohsen Rouzrokh and Eznollah Azargashb

Medical students’ beliefs about treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness

April 2010

Advances in treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental illness (PWMI) have generally improved their well-being. However, some people, most especially the lay public and no-psychiatric health workers still hold a lot of reservation about the effectiveness of such management interventions. Thus, this study set out to explore medical students’ beliefs about treatment and rehabilitation of PWMI. A descriptive...

Author(s): F. Olatunji Aina, F. Tajudeen Suleiman, O. Yewande Oshodi and Derin O. Olorunshola

Predictors of burnout among community health personnel of primary care units in the Northern region of Thailand

April 2010

The objectives of this research study were to study the predictors of burnout relationships between factors that contribute to burnout among health personnel in different Primary Care Units in the lower northern region of Thailand. The population consisted of 490 community health personnel. The questionnaire developed for this study was based on the Maslach Burnout Inventory. The data analysis was done for percentage,...


Health status and modeling of rural aged population of Kushtia District in Bangladesh

March 2010

Aged population is an emerging issue in Bangladesh. It is a frightening problem of rural area in Bangladesh as well as a national problem. It has many socio-economic effects on national development. So, the aim of this study is to identify the determinants of health status of aged population in Kumarkhali Thana of Kushtia District in Bangladesh. Furthermore, an effort has been made here to fit mathematical model for...

Author(s): Rafiqul Islam, Mosharaf Hossain and Moshiur Rahman

Physical activities in patients with psychological disorders

October 2009

Alterations in human life pattern in contemporary societies together with reduction of physical activities as well as increase in psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety endanger health of human beings. Regarding the positive effects physical activities on prevention, management and cure of psychological disorders, this study was conducted to investigate the status of sport and daily life as well as...

Author(s): Mahmoud Hakamizanjai, Abolfazele Ghoreyshi, Nooraddin Mosavinasab and Davood Sohrabi

Public perception of epilepsy: A survey from the rural population in Northeastern Thailand

October 2009

We conducted a survey to assess public awareness and attitudes towards epilepsy in five provinces of the Northeastern Thailand. A cross-sectional survey was conducted by using a face-to-face interview. There were 964 subjects who were randomly selected by a multistage sampling with a response rate of 86.9% (831 participants). There were 449 (60.0%), 102 (12.3%) and 127 (15.3%) participants who had heard of epilepsy,...

Author(s): Jiamjit Saengsuwan, Suwanna Boonyaleepan, Jitpinan Srijakkot, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Somsak Tiamkao Auevitchayapat N, S. Arunpongpaisal, A. Chaiyakum, S. Jitpimolmard, S. Lertsinudom, W. Phuttharak, K. Phunikhom, Tiamkao Si and S. Vannaprasaht    

NutriSim© protects against hippocampal neuronal damage induced by ischemia-reperfusion in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus): Morphological and biochemical approach

March 2009

Mongolian gerbil model has been extensively used for the study of neuroprotective drugs since transient bilateral common carotid artery occlusion induces neuronal cell death to selectively vulnerable regions, including the CA1 sector of the hippocampus. Oxidative stress is strongly involved in this phenomenon. NutriSim© a nutritive supplement has been used empirically in the treatment of several...

Author(s): Rolando Romero Dávalos, P. Fermín Pacheco-Moisés, Armida Miranda-Riestra, Carmen Barajas-Martínez, Ariana Navarro-Meléndez, Sergio Rodríguez-Reynoso, Irma E. Velázquez-Brizuela, J. A. Cruz-Ramos and Genaro Gabriel Ortiz

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