Volume 25, Issue 131 (11-2017)                   Daneshvar Medicine 2017, 25(131): 31-44 | Back to browse issues page

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Ghaedi G, Khalili M, Afshin-Majd S, Rahmati B, Karami M. Effectiveness of the computer-based cognitive training intervention on improvement of memory, attention and executive functions in veteran’s children studying at the University of Shahed. Daneshvar Medicine. 2017; 25 (131) :31-44
URL: http://daneshvarmed.shahed.ac.ir/article-1-1830-en.html
Neurophysiology Research Center, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Objective: Executive Functions, Memory and Attention has important roles in Learning, achievement and academic and job success. Studies have shown that computerized cognitive training in improving executive function, attention and memory are effective. The main purpose of this study was to determine effectiveness of computerized cognitive training on EF, memory and attention aspects in children of veterans were studying at university of Shahed.
Materials and Methods: The design of this study was Quasi-experimental design with pre-posttest with a control group. 22 students from medical faculty of Shahed University was selected convenience sampling method and randomly allocated into two groups of experimental and control group. In pre-test IVA, CORSI and AHA tests, administrated for subjects, then computerized cognitive training program (Captain’s Log) was conducted in experimental group. After the intervention, in post-test IVA, CORSI and AHA administrated again. 
Results: the results from the study showed significant differences in the mean scores of pre-test and post-test in the experimental group. The Mancova analysis showed that captain’s log can effective in improving Memory, executive function and attention domains (p<0.01), however, Mancova analysis indicated that this practice cannot be effective for visual and auditory divided attention and executive control (p>0.05). 
Conclusion: the results of this study showed that computerized cognitive training could improve and enhance memory, EF and attention domains. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: روانپزشکی

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