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Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617099/characterising-omission-errors-in-everyday-task-completion-and-cognitive-correlates-in-individuals-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
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Jenna Beaver, Kaci B Wilson, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe
OBJECTIVE: Functional ability declines with age and cognitive impairment. This study investigated errors of omission made by community-dwelling older adults completing everyday tasks in a naturalistic setting. METHOD: Sixty-five cognitively healthy older adults (HOA), 19 individuals with single domain mild cognitive impairment (sdMCI), 33 individuals with multi-domain MCI (mdMCI), and 13 individuals with dementia completed measures of memory, processing speed, working memory, and executive functioning, as well as eight different activities of daily living in a naturalistic environment...
June 14, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594270/detection-of-text-based-social-cues-in-adults-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#2
Lyn Siobhan Turkstra, Melissa Collins Duff, Adam Michael Politis, Bilge Mutlu
OBJECTIVES: Written text contains verbal immediacy cues-word form or grammatical cues that indicate positive attitude or liking towards an object, action, or person. We asked if adults with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) would respond to these cues, given evidence of TBI-related social communication impairments. METHODS: Sixty-nine adults with TBI and 74 healthy comparison (HC) peers read pairs of sentences containing different types of immediacy cues (e...
June 8, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592160/using-virtual-reality-to-investigate-multitasking-ability-in-individuals-with-frontal-lobe-lesions
#3
Tanya Denmark, Jessica Fish, Ashok Jansari, Jignesh Tailor, Keyoumars Ashkan, Robin Morris
Individuals with lesions in the prefrontal cortex often show impairments with the organisation of their behaviour in everyday life. These difficulties can be hard to detect using structured formal tests. The objective of this study was to use Virtual Reality (VR) to explore the multitasking performance of individuals with focal frontal lobe lesions, specifically using the Jansari assessment of Executive Functions (JEF(©)). Nineteen individuals with frontal lobe lesions were compared with 19 matched controls on the test and a group of commonly used clinical measures of neuropsychological functioning, as well as questionnaire measures of everyday activity, anxiety and depression...
June 8, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562164/exploring-the-feasibility-and-usability-of-the-experience-sampling-method-to-examine-the-daily-lives-of-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury
#4
Bert Lenaert, Max Colombi, Caroline van Heugten, Sascha Rasquin, Zuzana Kasanova, Rudolf Ponds
The experience sampling method (ESM) is a structured diary method with high ecological validity, in that it accurately captures the everyday context of individuals through repeated measurements in naturalistic environments. Our main objective was to investigate the feasibility of using ESM in individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). A second goal was to explore the usability of ESM data on a clinical level, by illustrating the interactions between person, environment, and affect. The PsyMate device provided ABI patients (N = 17) with ten signals (beeps) per day during six consecutive days...
May 31, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552019/an-initial-investigation-of-the-reliability-and-validity-of-the-compensatory-cognitive-strategies-scale
#5
Heather Becker, Alexa K Stuifbergen, Ashley Henneghan, Janet Morrison, Eun Jin Seo, Wenhui Zhang
Although many cognitive performance tests and self-reported cognitive concerns scales have been used to evaluate cognitive functioning, fewer measures assess the use of compensatory cognitive strategies for daily activities among those experiencing mild levels of cognitive impairment. The Compensatory Cognitive Strategies Scale was developed to measure frequency of self-reported cognitive strategies to decrease distractions, organise and sequence activities, and to utilise newly available computer aids to assist memory among those with multiple sclerosis (MS)...
May 29, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534716/corrigendum
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May 23, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532322/the-overt-behaviour-scale-self-report-obs-sr-for-acquired-brain-injury-exploratory-analysis-of-reliability-and-validity
#7
Glenn Kelly, Grahame K Simpson, Suzanne Brown, Peter Kremer, Lauren Gillett
The objectives were to test the properties, via a psychometric study, of the Overt Behaviour Scale-Self-Report (OBS-SR), a version of the OBS-Adult Scale developed to provide a client perspective on challenging behaviours after acquired brain injury. Study sample 1 consisted of 37 patients with primary brain tumour (PBT) and a family-member informant. Sample 2 consisted of 34 clients with other acquired brain injury (mixed brain injury, MBI) and a service-provider informant. Participants completed the OBS-SR (at two time points), and the Awareness Questionnaire (AQ) and Mayo Portland Adaptability Inventory-III (MPAI-III) once; informants completed the OBS-Adult and AQ once only...
May 23, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521579/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-post-stroke-fatigue-and-sleep-disturbance-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-with-blind-assessment
#8
Sylvia Nguyen, Dana Wong, Adam McKay, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Gershon Spitz, Gavin Williams, Darren Mansfield, Jennie L Ponsford
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for post-stroke fatigue and sleep disturbance compared to treatment as usual (TAU). In a parallel two-group pilot randomised controlled trial of 15 participants, nine were allocated to eight weekly sessions of adapted CBT and six continued usual care rehabilitation. The primary outcome was the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS-7) at two and four months from baseline. Secondary outcomes included measures of sleep, mood and quality of life...
May 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486839/brugada-syndrome-and-the-story-of-dave
#9
Samira Kashinath Dhamapurkar, Barbara A Wilson, Anita Rose, Gerhard Florschutz
Brugada syndrome (BrS) is a little known genetic condition that causes severe disturbances in cardiac rhythm and may result in sudden unexpected cardiac death in an apparently healthy person. The heart structure is typically normal but there are problems with electrical activity. The syndrome is named after Spanish brothers who are cardiologists, Pedro and Josep Brugada. BrS is the major cause of sudden unexplained death syndrome (SUDS), also known as sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS). Following a description of the syndrome, including its prevalence and incidence, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated, we consider those who survive a cardiac arrest and what problems they may face...
May 10, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457198/effectiveness-of-cognitive-rehabilitation-for-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-meta-synthesis-of-patient-perspectives
#10
Olga A Klein, Avril Drummond, Jacqueline R Mhizha-Murira, Laura Mansford, Roshan dasNair
While previous randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses offer only limited evidence for the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation, qualitative studies examining patient perspectives report more positive outcomes. This meta-synthesis of qualitative studies examined patient perspectives of cognitive rehabilitation for memory, attention, and executive function problems in people with multiple sclerosis. Using set eligibility criteria, we screened electronic databases, reference lists, and academic networks for relevant papers...
May 1, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457193/strengthening-health-systems-to-provide-rehabilitation-services
#11
Etienne Krug, Alarcos Cieza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457189/effects-of-cognitive-remediation-therapy-versus-other-interventions-on-cognitive-functioning-in-schizophrenia-inpatients
#12
Magdalena Linke, Konrad S Jankowski, Adam Wichniak, Marek Jarema, Til Wykes
Computerised cognitive remediation therapy (CCRT) has been shown to improve cognitive function in individuals with schizophrenia beyond effects of other forms of therapy. However, results vary between studies, and most are aimed at individuals who are living in the community. Very few studies have investigated its efficacy in psychiatric wards in order to assess whether or not this is a suitable site to start the therapy. This study evaluated CCRT efficacy among schizophrenia inpatients who received a broad range of therapeutic interventions in a psychiatric ward...
May 1, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446065/late-recovery-from-permanent-vegetative-state-in-the-context-of-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report-exploring-objective-and-subjective-aspects-of-recovery-and-rehabilitation
#13
Nathan Anthony Illman, Sarah Crawford
This article provides a detailed outline of the recovery of a young male patient during his emergence from a vegetative state (VS) 19 months after suffering a severe traumatic brain injury. Several similar cases have been documented, but these tend not to consider the subjective experience of the patient or family; our aim was therefore to provide a detailed account that emphasises our neuropsychological exploration of the impact of the injury on this person, and looks at the experience of his mother along the timeline from his accident to the end of a successful period in rehabilitation...
April 26, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441897/return-to-work-after-mild-to-moderate-stroke-work-satisfaction-and-predictive-factors
#14
Jet van der Kemp, Willeke J Kruithof, Tanja C W Nijboer, Coen A M van Bennekom, Caroline van Heugten, Johanna M A Visser-Meily
A large proportion of stroke patients are unable to return to work (RTW), although figures vary greatly. A total of 121 mild-to-moderate stroke patients, who had a paid job at the time of their stroke were included (a) to quantify RTW and work satisfaction one-year post-stroke (using the Utrecht Scale for Evaluation of Rehabilitation-Participation) and (b) to determine factors predicting RTW post-stroke, based on stroke-related, personal and neuropsychological variables. Half of the patients were not in work (28%) or were working less (22%) than pre-stroke...
April 26, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425328/the-use-of-a-smartwatch-as-a-prompting-device-for-people-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-single-case-experimental-design-study
#15
Matthew Jamieson, Mattia Monastra, Graeme Gillies, Rumen Manolov, Breda Cullen, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Stephen Brewster, Jonathan Evans
Prompting-based memory compensation is a potential application for smartwatches. This study investigated the usability and efficacy of a Moto360 smartwatch as a memory aid. Four community dwelling adults with memory difficulties following acquired brain injury (ABI) were included in an A-B-A single case experimental design study. Performance of everyday memory tasks was tested over six weeks with the smartwatch and software provided during weeks three and four. Participants were asked to use their usual memory aids and strategies during the control phases (weeks 1-2, 5-6)...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424029/baseline-executive-control-ability-and-its-relationship-to-language-therapy-improvements-in-post-stroke-aphasia-a-systematic-review
#16
Tijana Simic, Elizabeth Rochon, Elissa Greco, Rosemary Martino
PURPOSE: To review current evidence on the relationship between executive control (EC) and post-treatment language gains in adults with post-stroke aphasia. METHOD: Electronic databases (CINAHL, Cochrane Trials, Embase, MEDLINE, MEDLINE-in-Process and PsycINFO) were systematically searched (year 2000 - present). Abstracts and full-text articles were reviewed by two independent raters against pre-specified criteria: original research with N > 2; at least 90% adults with stroke, all undergoing treatment for acquired aphasia; pre-treatment EC abilities were compared to language gains post-treatment across studies...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424025/selective-reminding-of-prospective-memory-in-multiple-sclerosis
#17
Joshua D McKeever, Maria T Schultheis, Tiffanie Sim, Jessica Goykhman, Kristina Patrick, Dawn M Ehde, Steven Paul Woods
OBJECTIVE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with prospective memory (PM) deficits, which may increase the risk of poor functional/health outcomes such as medication non-adherence. This study examined the potential benefits of selective reminding to enhance PM functioning in persons with MS. METHOD: Twenty-one participants with MS and 22 healthy adults (HA) underwent a neuropsychological battery including a Selective Reminding PM (SRPM) experimental procedure...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421910/multi-step-treatment-for-acquired-alexia-and-agraphia-part-ii-a-dual-route-error-scoring-system
#18
Katrina Ross, Jeffrey P Johnson, Swathi Kiran
Dual-route neuropsychological models posit two distinct but interrelated pathways for reading and writing: the lexical and the sublexical. Individuals with reading/writing deficits often rely on the combined power of the integrated system to perform print-processing tasks. The resultant errors reflect varying degrees of lexical and sublexical accuracy in a single production; however, no system presently exists to analyze errors robustly in both routes. The goal of this project was to develop a system that simultaneously, quantitatively, and qualitatively captures changes in lexical and sublexical errors following treatment...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421872/role-of-valued-living-and-associations-with-functional-outcome-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#19
Celia Pais Hons, Jennie L Ponsford, Kate R Gould Clin Neuro, Dana Wong
Valued living (VL) is associated with improved enjoyment and engagement with daily activities despite negative emotional state or ongoing pain. However, the role of VL in recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has yet to be investigated. This study aimed to examine changes in VL over the course of recovery and variables associated with VL. Participants with moderate-to-severe TBI were recruited from a rehabilitation hospital in three cohorts: "Early" (n = 25), "Mid" (n = 9) and "Late" (n = 36) post-TBI...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421871/exploring-predictors-of-work-competence-in-schizophrenia-the-role-of-theory-of-mind
#20
Margherita Bechi, Marco Spangaro, Alessandro Pigoni, Elena Ripamonti, Mariachiara Buonocore, Federica Cocchi, Laura Bianchi, Carmelo Guglielmino, Antonella Rita Mastromatteo, Roberto Cavallaro, Marta Bosia
In schizophrenia employment rate is dramatically low, also among patients receiving job support interventions. Recent studies showed a direct relationship between neurocognitive deficits and work functioning, as well as proving the benefits of combined neurocognitive and work interventions. Current evidence also supports a role of Theory of Mind (ToM), on work functioning. However, the effect of integrated rehabilitation programmes including a social cognitive training on job outcome is still less explored...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
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