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Title: Virtual reality-based prospective memory training program for people with acquired brain injury
Authors: Yip, BC
Man, DW 
Keywords: Acquired brain injury
Prospective memory
Rehabilitation
Virtual reality
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: IOS Press
Source: NeuroRehabilitation, 2013, v. 32, no. 1, p. 103-115 How to cite?
Journal: NeuroRehabilitation
Abstract: Acquired brain injuries (ABI) may display cognitive impairments and lead to long-term disabilities including prospective memory (PM) failure. Prospective memory serves to remember to execute an intended action in the future. PM problems would be a challenge to an ABI patient's successful community reintegration. While retrospective memory (RM) has been extensively studied, treatment programs for prospective memory are rarely reported. The development of a treatment program for PM, which is considered timely, can be cost-effective and appropriate to the patient's environment. A 12-session virtual reality (VR)-based cognitive rehabilitation program was developed using everyday PM activities as training content. 37 subjects were recruited to participate in a pretest-posttest control experimental study to evaluate its treatment effectiveness. Results suggest that significantly better changes were seen in both VR-based and real-life PM outcome measures, related cognitive attributes such as frontal lobe functions and semantic fluency. VR-based training may be well accepted by ABI patients as encouraging improvement has been shown. Large-scale studies of a virtual reality-based prospective memory (VRPM) training program are indicated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34919
ISSN: 1053-8135
DOI: 10.3233/NRE-130827
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