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J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2011 Jan-Feb;28(1):27-33. doi: 10.1177/1043454210377178. Epub 2010 Oct 21.

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

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Duke University Medical Center and Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.


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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