A pilot study examining effects of group-based Cognitive Strategy Training treatment on self-reported cognitive problems, psychiatric symptoms, functioning, and compensatory strategy use in OIF/ OEF combat veterans with persistent mild cognitive disorder and history of traumatic brain injury.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Mental illness (Care and treatment)
Veterans (Care and treatment)
Veterans (Psychological aspects)
Cognitive psychology (Research)
Group counseling (Methods)
Group counseling (Health aspects)
Brain (Injuries)
Brain (Care and treatment)
Author: Huckans, Marilyn
Pub Date: 01/01/2010
Publication: Name: Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development Publisher: Department of Veterans Affairs Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs ISSN: 0748-7711
Issue: Date: Jan, 2010 Source Volume: 47 Source Issue: 1
Topic: Event Code: 310 Science & research Canadian Subject Form: Group counselling; Group counselling
Product: Product Code: E198380 Veterans
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 227279586
Full Text: Combat veterans are at risk for brain injury as well as psychiatric disorder. Therefore, many veterans return from combat with a variety of cognitive problems, such as problems with attention, memory, and organization. We designed a group treatment for Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom combat veterans with mild cognitive problems. As part of this group treatment, veterans received training in and practice with strategies and aids to help them with their cognitive problems. Following the group treatment, veterans reported that they used these strategies and that these strategies were useful to them. Veterans also reported less depression and cognitive difficulty and more life satisfaction.

Marilyn Huckans, PhD, et al.
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