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A Journal on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after Pathological Events

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM), Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM), Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (EEFIAP)
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ISSN 1973-9087

Online ISSN 1973-9095

 

Europa Medicophysica 2002 March;38(1):39-44

RETURN TO DRIVING AFTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY - Part II Guest Editors: Bruno Gradenigo, Anna Mazzucchi 

Rehabilitation of TBI using RehaCom

Schuster B.

From the Schuh­fried Ltd, Moe­dling, Aus­tria

As cog­ni­tive dis­or­ders are the ­most fre­quent con­se­quences of ­brain ­damage, the ­need of ther­a­peutic instru­ments for ­patients ­with trau­matic ­head and ­brain inju­ries is ­rather ­great. Spe­cial com­puter-­aided ther­a­peutic pro­ce­dures ­have ­been par­tic­u­larly devel­oped for ­this ­area ­with the aim to influ­ence cog­ni­tive defi­cien­cies, ­above all, in the ­fields of atten­tion, ­memory, and ­problem ­solving. ­RehaCom ­dates ­back to 1986. The ­training ­with a com­puter ­brings ­about the fol­lowing advan­tages: indi­vid­u­al­iza­tion, adap­ta­tion, con­ti­nuity, ­case con­trol, flex­ibility, dis­or­ders spe­cific ­training, con­fir­ma­tion/feed­back, stan­dard­ized con­di­tions, effi­ciency and ­economy, appro­priate ­input ­device. The pos­sible ­training dimen­sions are: Atten­tion, ­ability to con­cen­trate and vig­i­lance. ­Memory and ­learning ­ability. Log­ical ­thinking. Spa­tial imag­i­na­tion. Reac­tive ­behavior. ­Visual-­motor coor­di­na­tion. ­Visual-con­struc­tive abil­ities. ­Problem ­solving and ­strategy devel­op­ment. ­Field of ­vision. ­Studies of effec­tive­ness ­shows ­transfer ­effect of ­first ­order (­Training ­effect: Pre-­post-com­par­ison ­with ­tests meas­uring the ­same func­tion as the ­training pro­ce­dure), ­transfer ­effect of ­second ­order (Gen­er­al­iza­tion ­effect: Pre-­post-com­par­ison ­with ­tests meas­uring ­other func­tion as ­have ­been ­trained), ­transfer ­effect of ­third ­order (­effect on activ­ities of ­daily ­life).

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