Computerized cognitive training in survivors of childhood cancer: a pilot study.

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Journal Article

The objective of the current study was to pilot a computerized cognitive training program, Captain's Log, in a small sample of survivors of childhood cancer. A total of 9 survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and brain tumors with attention and working memory deficits were enrolled in a home-based 12-week cognitive training program. Survivors returned for follow-up assessments postintervention and 3 months later. The intervention was associated with good feasibility and acceptability. Participants exhibited significant increases in working memory and decreases in parent-rated attention problems following the intervention. Findings indicate that home-based, computerized cognitive intervention is a promising intervention for survivors with cognitive late effects; however, further study is warranted with a larger sample.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hardy, KK; Willard, VW; Bonner, MJ

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 33

PubMed ID

  • 20966158

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20966158

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8457

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1043454210377178

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States