Objective: The Tower of Hanoi measures executive functions using non-verbal
content and requires perception of position in space. The main objective
of this study is to standardize the use of the TOH as a measurement tool in
Parkinson’s disease. Patients and Methods: Of the Control Group subjects, 192
(59.6%) were women, 223 subjects (69.25%) were able to perform the TOH with
3 discs. In the Parkinson’s Group, there were 57 women (39.3%), and 66 subjects
(45.5%) did not get past that level. Results: If we take the TOH (with 3 or 4
discs) as a tool for discriminating between those who have dysexecutive syndrome
and those who do not, we find that the Parkinson’s Group presents dysexecutive
syndrome significantly more frequently than the Control Group (p ≤
0.0064). Conclusion: We can conclude that dysexecutive syndrome is frequent
in Parkinson’s patients and it is more prevalent than in the general population.
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