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Effects of a goal-oriented rehabilitation program in mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study

Londos, Elisabet LU ; Boschian, K.; Linden, A.; Persson, Cecilia LU ; Minthon, Lennart LU and Lexell, Jan LU (2008) In American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias 23(2). p.177-183
Abstract
Background: Memory disturbance, deficient concentration, and fatigue are symptoms seen in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to assess if an established rehabilitation program commonly used in TBI can aid MCI patients to develop compensatory memory strategies that can improve their cognition, occupational performance, and quality of life (QoL). Methods: Fifteen patients with MCI participated in the program 2 days per week for 8 weeks. Cognitive function, occupational performance, and self-perceived QoL were assessed at baseline, at the end of the intervention, and at follow-up after 6 months. Results: Significant improvements were seen in cognitive processing... (More)
Background: Memory disturbance, deficient concentration, and fatigue are symptoms seen in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as well as in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). The aim of this study was to assess if an established rehabilitation program commonly used in TBI can aid MCI patients to develop compensatory memory strategies that can improve their cognition, occupational performance, and quality of life (QoL). Methods: Fifteen patients with MCI participated in the program 2 days per week for 8 weeks. Cognitive function, occupational performance, and self-perceived QoL were assessed at baseline, at the end of the intervention, and at follow-up after 6 months. Results: Significant improvements were seen in cognitive processing speed, occupational performance, and in some of the QoL domains. Conclusion: As this goal-oriented rehabilitation program in MCI resulted in some improvements in cognition, occupational performance, and QoL, further randomized controlled studies are warranted. (Less)
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occupational therapy, quality of life, memory training, rehabilitation, cognitive, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury
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American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias
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23
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2
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177 - 183
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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1938-2731
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10.1177/1533317507312622
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English
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  author       = {Londos, Elisabet and Boschian, K. and Linden, A. and Persson, Cecilia and Minthon, Lennart and Lexell, Jan},
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  keyword      = {occupational therapy,quality of life,memory training,rehabilitation,cognitive,mild cognitive impairment,traumatic brain injury},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {177--183},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & other Dementias},
  title        = {Effects of a goal-oriented rehabilitation program in mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1533317507312622},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2008},
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