Abstracts and Research Information
We understand how important it is to be able to analyse and understand the clinical evidence for cognitive rehabilitation, and in particular, using RehaCom. Evidence-based practice is embodied in how RehaCom has developed since it's origins in the 1990's in Germany. More than 95% of German rehabilitation clinics now use RehaCom.
As awareness of neuroplasticity has grown in recent times there has been a growing acceptance of restitution as a strategy for cognitive rehabilitation - in fact we would support both restitution and compensation as valid strategies.
It's important to remember that RehaCom is designed as a tool to assist the therapist in rehabilitation - it is not intended as an alternative to the therapist. In order to transfer the gains made in training into real-life benefits the therapist is indispensable.
To make the research information more accessible, we have compiled a downloadable pdf with a detailed overview and abstracts covering:
- Parkinson's Disease
- Downs Syndrome
- Working Memory
- Visual Field
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Traumatic Brain Injury
We hope that you will find this information useful. Please don't hesitate to Contact Us for more information or details on new and ongoing research projects.
As the PDF is substantial - here is a small selection of the available research:
Fernandez, E et al 2012
Clinical Impact of RehaCom software for cognitive rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury
MEDICC Review; October 2012, Vol 14, No 4, p 32-35
Cicerone, KD et al 2011
Evidence based cognitive rehabilitation: updated review of the literature from 2003 through 2008.
Arch Phys med Rehabil 2011: 92: 519-30
Aimola L, Lane AR, Smith DT, Kerkhoff G, Ford GA, Schenk T.
Efficacy and feasibility of home-based training for individuals with homonymous visual field defects.
Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014; 28: 207-218.
García-Molina A, Rajo... PR.
Clinical program of cognitive tele-rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury.
Helmstaedter C, Loer B, Wohlfahrt R et al.
The effects of cognitive rehabilitation on memory outcome after temporal lobe epilepsy surgery.
Epilepsy & Behavior. 2008; 12: 402-409.
Lee YM, Jang C, Bak IH, Yoon JS.
Effects of Computer-assisted Cognitive Rehabilitation Training on the Cognition and Static Balance of the Elderly.
Jnl Phys Ther Sci. 2013; 25: 1475-1477.