Document Type

Article

Journal or Conference Title

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

ISSN

0738-0577

Volume

27

Issue

4

First Page

333

Last Page

344

Publication Date

10-9-2013

Department

Occupational Therapy

Abstract

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a computer-based cognitive retraining (CBCR) program on improving memory and attention deficits in individuals with a chronic acquired brain injury (ABI). Twelve adults with a chronic ABI demonstrating deficits in memory and attention were recruited from a convenience sample from the community. Using a quasi-experimental one-group pretest–posttest design, a significant improvement was found in both memory and attention scores postintervention using the cognitive screening tool. This study supported the effectiveness of CBCR programs in improving cognitive deficits in memory and attention in individuals with chronic ABI. Further research is recommended to validate these findings with a larger ABI population and to investigate transfer to improvement in occupational performance that supports daily living skills.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as: Li, K., Robertson, J., Ramos, J., Gella, S. (2013). Computer-Based Cognitive Retraining for Adults with Chronic Acquired Brain Injury: A Pilot Study. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 27(4). 333-344.

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