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Beneficial effect from a cognitive training programme on children with acquired brain injuries demonstrated in a controlled study

Van't Hooft, I; Andersson, K; Bergman, B; Sejersen, Thomas LU ; von Wendt, L and Bartfai, A (2005) In Brain Injury 19(7). p.511-518
Abstract
Primary objective: To test the effectiveness of a cognitive training programme in children and adolescents with attention and memory deficits after acquired brain injury (ABI). Research design: Randomized controlled study. Participants: Thirty-eight children with ABI, 9 - 16 years of age. Methods and procedures: The treatment group trained with the cognitive programme for 30 minutes per day interactively with a teacher or parent for a period of 17 weeks. Children in the control group had a freely chosen interactive activity 30 minutes daily for 17 weeks. Pre- and post-training assessments were made using a neuropsychological test battery. Main outcome and results: Significant improvements in the majority of neuropsychological tests of... (More)
Primary objective: To test the effectiveness of a cognitive training programme in children and adolescents with attention and memory deficits after acquired brain injury (ABI). Research design: Randomized controlled study. Participants: Thirty-eight children with ABI, 9 - 16 years of age. Methods and procedures: The treatment group trained with the cognitive programme for 30 minutes per day interactively with a teacher or parent for a period of 17 weeks. Children in the control group had a freely chosen interactive activity 30 minutes daily for 17 weeks. Pre- and post-training assessments were made using a neuropsychological test battery. Main outcome and results: Significant improvements in the majority of neuropsychological tests of sustained and selective attention as well as in memory performance were shown in the treatment group as compared to controls. Conclusions: The immediate effect of the training programme improved complex attention and memory functions, indicating that this method may be a valuable treatment option for improving cognitive efficiency in children after ABI. On the basis of these results, the next step will be to evaluate long-term effects and further ecological validity. (Less)
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neuropsychological rehabilitation, CNS malignancies, trauma, cognitive rehabilitation, children
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Brain Injury
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19
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7
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511 - 518
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Taylor & Francis
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1362-301X
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10.1080/02699050400025224
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English
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  abstract     = {Primary objective: To test the effectiveness of a cognitive training programme in children and adolescents with attention and memory deficits after acquired brain injury (ABI). Research design: Randomized controlled study. Participants: Thirty-eight children with ABI, 9 - 16 years of age. Methods and procedures: The treatment group trained with the cognitive programme for 30 minutes per day interactively with a teacher or parent for a period of 17 weeks. Children in the control group had a freely chosen interactive activity 30 minutes daily for 17 weeks. Pre- and post-training assessments were made using a neuropsychological test battery. Main outcome and results: Significant improvements in the majority of neuropsychological tests of sustained and selective attention as well as in memory performance were shown in the treatment group as compared to controls. Conclusions: The immediate effect of the training programme improved complex attention and memory functions, indicating that this method may be a valuable treatment option for improving cognitive efficiency in children after ABI. On the basis of these results, the next step will be to evaluate long-term effects and further ecological validity.},
  author       = {Van't Hooft, I and Andersson, K and Bergman, B and Sejersen, Thomas and von Wendt, L and Bartfai, A},
  issn         = {1362-301X},
  keyword      = {neuropsychological rehabilitation,CNS malignancies,trauma,cognitive rehabilitation,children},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {511--518},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Brain Injury},
  title        = {Beneficial effect from a cognitive training programme on children with acquired brain injuries demonstrated in a controlled study},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699050400025224},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2005},
}