Relationship between financial competence and cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2007
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 61, Issue 5, pages 455–461, October 2007
How to Cite
NIEKAWA, N., SAKURABA, Y., UTO, H., KUMAZAWA, Y. and MATSUDA, O. (2007), Relationship between financial competence and cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 61: 455–461. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2007.01693.x
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2007
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2007
- Received 15 November 2005; revised 5 June 2007; accepted 17 June 2007.
- cognitive function;
- financial competence;
Abstract The present study examined financial competence in patients with schizophrenia and the relationship between their financial competence and cognitive function. The subjects consisted of 25 patients with schizophrenia (10 inpatients and 15 outpatients) and 22 normal controls who were community-dwelling people with no psychiatric disorders or cognitive deficit. To assess the subjects' cognitive function and financial competence, they completed the Japanese version of the Neurobehavioral Cognitive Status Examination (COGNISTAT), which has 10 subtests, and the Financial Competency Assessment Tool (FCAT), which has six subordinate domains of financial competence. Patients with schizophrenia performed significantly worse than the controls in all scores on the FCAT. The financial scores that were significantly different between the patients and the normal controls were significantly positively correlated with the scores on several COGNISTAT subtests (e.g. comprehension). These results suggest that patients with schizophrenia have problems with financial competence and that these problems may be accounted for by deficits in several cognitive functions.