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Cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits following stroke.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11034773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Attention problems occur following stroke and are treated using computerised activities or paper and pencil tasks.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits following stroke.
SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register, Medline, EMBASE, CINHAL and CLIN PSYCH databases and reference lists from relevant articles. Date of most recent searches: December 1998
SELECTION CRITERIA: Controlled trials of attention training in stroke. Studies with mixed aetiology groups were excluded unless they included more than 75% of stroke patients or separate data were available for the stroke patients.
DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS: Two reviewers extracted trial data and assessed trial quality. Reviewers contacted investigators for further details of trials.
MAIN RESULTS: Two trials were identified with 56 participants. The two trials showed a benefit of training on measures of alertness and sustained attention. Only one trial included a measure of functional independence and this showed no significant effect of training.
REVIEWER'S CONCLUSIONS: There is some indication that training improves alertness and sustained attention but no evidence to support or refute the use of cognitive rehabilitation for attention deficits to improve functional independence following stroke.
N B Lincoln; M J Majid; N Weyman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Cochrane database of systematic reviews     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1469-493X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cochrane Database Syst Rev     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-08-02     Revised Date:  2013-06-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909747     Medline TA:  Cochrane Database Syst Rev     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  CD002842     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychology, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, UK, NG7 2RD.
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MeSH Terms
Cognitive Therapy*
Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Stroke / rehabilitation*
Update In:
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013;5:CD002842   [PMID:  23728639 ]

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