Everyday Multitasking Abilities in Older HIV+ Adults: Neurobehavioral Correlates and the Mediating Role of Metacognition

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Objective: The prevalence of older adults living with HIV is rising, as is their risk for everyday functioning problems associated with neurocognitive dysfunction. Multitasking, the ability to maintain and carry out subgoals in support of a larger goal, is a multidimensional skill ubiquitous during most real-life tasks and associated with prefrontal networks that are vulnerable in HIV. Understanding factors associated with multitasking will improve characterization of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders. Metacognition is also associated with frontal systems, is impaired among individuals with HIV, and may contribute to multitasking.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 27725219
  • Author List

  • Fazeli PL; Casaletto KB; Woods SP; Umlauf A; Scott JC; Moore DJ
  • Start Page

  • 917
  • End Page

  • 928
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 8