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Neuropsychological benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation training in Ugandan children surviving severe malaria: A randomized controlled trial.

Authors: Boivin MJ, Familiar-Lopez I, Giordani B, Nakasujja N, Opoka RO, Ruiseñor-Escudero H, Sikorskii A, van der Lugt EM, Walhof K

Journal: Brain Research Bulletin

DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2018.03.002

Year Published: 2018

BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive rehabilitation training (CCRT) may be beneficial for alleviating persisting neurocognitive deficits in Ugandan severe malaria survivors. We completed a randomized controlled trial of CCRT for both severe malaria and non-malaria cohorts of children. METHODS: 150 school-age severe malaria and 150 non-malaria children were randomized to three treatment arms: 24 sessions of Captain’s […]

Immediate neuropsychological and behavioral benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation in Ugandan pediatric cerebral malaria survivors.

Authors: Bangirana P, Boivin MJ, Giordani B, John CC, Opoka RO, Page C

Journal: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181b0f01b

Year Published: 2009

OBJECTIVE: Our earlier studies on Ugandan children surviving cerebral malaria showed cognitive deficits mainly in attention and memory. We now present the first study in sub-Saharan Africa to investigate the feasibility and potential benefits of computerized cognitive rehabilitation training on neuropsychological and behavioral functioning of children surviving cerebral malaria. METHODS: A randomized trial in which […]