Effect of dual-task training on cerebrovascular diseased patients with attention disorders Takamichi Yotsumoto 1,2 1Doctoral Program in Health Sciences, Field of Clinical Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kagoshima University 2General Rehabilitation Center, Kajiki Onsen Hospital Keyword: 脳血管障害 , 注意障害 , 認知リハビリテーション , (dual task訓練) , Cerebrovascular disease , Attention disorders , Cognitive rehabilitation , Dual-task training pp.466-475
Published Date 2011/8/15
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 Dual-task training requires patients to perform two tasks simultaneously. This type of training is associated with supervisory attentional control (the central executive of working memory). This study examined the effect of dual-task training on attention disorders. The subjects were eight cerebrovascular disease patients with attention disorders. An ABA design was used to measure the effects of dual-task training (attention and exercise). Following the training, participants showed significant improvement in the Trail Making Test (TMT) Part B and in the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task, but no significant differences were observed in the Auditory Detection Test or TMT Part A. From the perspective of special characteristics of attention, these findings suggest that dual-task training improves supervisory attentional control to a certain degree.

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