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Sharifi S, Lajverdi L, Nazari M, Ghorbani M. Comparison effect of neuroofeedback training with occupational therapy and occupational therapy alone on stroke patient memory. psj. 2014; 12 (2) :8-17
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Abstract:   (5179 Views)
Background and Objectives: Different perceptual and cognitive impairments occure after stroke. Beacause cognitive impairments after stroke can affect activity af daily living, identifion and improvement of this problems is very impotant. Cognitive problems after stroke can be as a result of in working memory impairments. Neurofeedback training can regulate brain waves and this action can affect cognitive function. This study we tried examine and copare effect of Neurofeedback training on memory in stroke patients.
Method: This study used single-system design with control group in sample with four patients. In study results of B phase (therapy phase) comared with A phase (baseline). Any improvement of memory in two groups evaluated with CANTAB test.
Results: Regarding the data , effect size of the therapy in two groups analysed with cohen d test. Effect size in spatial span (ssp) and spatial working memory (SWM) for test Group was( 2/38 and 3/87) and for control group was( 0/73 and 1/63). The changes mean in ssp and swm for test group was (1.3 and 17/2) and for control group was (0/25 and 3/8).
Conclusions: Regarding the results, may use neurofeedback training with occupational therapy as a complementary therapy.
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Received: 2014/09/10 | Accepted: 2014/09/10 | Published: 2014/09/10

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