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The effect of errorless learning on quality of life in patients with Korsakoff’s syndrome

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, November 2017
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Title
The effect of errorless learning on quality of life in patients with Korsakoff’s syndrome
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, November 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s140950
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Authors

Yvonne Rensen, Jos Egger, Josette Westhoff, Serge Walvoort, Roy Kessels

Abstract

Errorless learning (EL) is a promising rehabilitation principle for (re)learning instrumental activities in patients with amnesia, including patients with Korsakoff's syndrome (KS). Successfully (re)learning tasks might improve the sense of competence and independence, and subsequently the quality of life. Quality of life in patients with KS has received limited attention, and no studies have been conducted to experimentally examine the effect of EL on quality of life in patients in this patient group. The QUALIDEM, an observation scale for quality of life, was completed by professional nurses before and after EL training in a group of fifty-one patients with KS. This scale was also completed for a group of thirty-one control patients receiving care as usual but no EL training. Quality of life was significantly increased on eight of the nine subscales in the Korsakoff group who participated in an EL training. There was a trend toward a significant increase in "positive affect" (ie, the ninth subscale). In contrast, no changes over time were found on any of the subscales in the control group that did not participate in any EL training. Despite severe memory impairments, patients with KS still have the potential to (partially) (re)learn tasks using EL. This potential should be exploited, as the successes of (re)-learning might improve the quality of life of Korsakoff patients in nursing homes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 33 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 15%
Researcher 5 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Postgraduate 2 6%
Other 4 12%
Unknown 6 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 12 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 15%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Social Sciences 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 7 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2020.
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#4,767,291
of 17,366,233 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#657
of 2,663 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#126,727
of 419,573 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#14
of 66 outputs
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