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FERNANDEZ, Elízabeth et al. Clinical impact of RehaCom Software for cognitive rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury. MEDICC rev. [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.4, pp. 32-35. ISSN 1555-7960.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1555-79602012000400007.

We describe the clinical impact of the RehaCom computerized cognitive training program instituted in the International Neurological Restoration Center for rehabilitation of brain injury patients. Fifty patients admitted from 2008 through 2010 were trained over 60 sessions. Attention and memory functions were assessed with a pre- and post-treatment design, using the Mini-Mental State Examination, Wechsler Memory Scale and Trail Making Test (Parts A and B). Negative effects were assessed, including mental fatigue, headache and eye irritation. The program's clinical usefulness was confirmed, with 100% of patients showing improved performance in trained functions.

Keywords : Acute brain injuries; traumatic brain injury; brain injury, vascular; rehabilitation; intellectual disability; neuropsychology; Cuba.

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