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Efficacy of a short cognitive training program in patients with multiple sclerosis

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2017
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Title
Efficacy of a short cognitive training program in patients with multiple sclerosis
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, February 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s124448
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María Yaiza Pérez-Martín, Montserrat González-Platas, Pablo Eguía-del Rio, Cristina Croissier-Elías, Alejandro Jiménez Sosa

Abstract

Cognitive impairment is a common feature in multiple sclerosis (MS) and may have a substantial impact on quality of life. Evidence about the effectiveness of neuropsychological rehabilitation is still limited, but current data suggest that computer-assisted cognitive training improves cognitive performance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of combined computer-assisted training supported by home-based neuropsychological training to improve attention, processing speed, memory and executive functions during 3 consecutive months. In this randomized controlled study blinded for the evaluators, 62 MS patients with clinically stable disease and mild-to-moderate levels of cognitive impairment were randomized to receive a computer-assisted neuropsychological training program (n=30) or no intervention (control group [CG]; n=32). The cognitive assessment included the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological Test. Other secondary measures included subjective cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression, fatigue and quality of life measures. The treatment group (TG) showed significant improvements in measures of verbal memory, working memory and phonetic fluency after intervention, and repeated measures analysis of covariance revealed a positive effect in most of the functions. The control group (CG) did not show changes. The TG showed a significant reduction in anxiety symptoms and significant improvement in quality of life. There were no improvements in fatigue levels and depressive symptoms. Cognitive intervention with a computer-assisted training supported by home training between face-to-face sessions is a useful tool to treat patients with MS and improve functions such as verbal memory, working memory and phonetic fluency.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Unknown 131 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 18%
Student > Bachelor 21 16%
Researcher 15 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 11%
Student > Postgraduate 10 8%
Other 23 17%
Unknown 25 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 38 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 14%
Neuroscience 15 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 8%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 34 26%

Attention Score in Context

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#9,893,746
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#1,312
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#188,962
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#38
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