Vocational Cognitive Ability Training by Jcores in improving cognitive function, divergent thinking, and daily life activities: A case study Yasuhisa Nakamura 1 , Keito Shimada 2 , Sachiko Anamizu 3 , Masaru Mimura 4 1Course of Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nihon Fukushi University 2Seiseikai Kariya Hospital 3Department of Psychology, School of Psychology and Healthcare Management at Akasaka, International University of Health and Welfare 4Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine Keyword: 統合失調症 , 認知機能 , 行動変容 , 発散的思考 , Cognitive Remediation Therapy , Schizophrenia , Cognitive function , Behavior modification , Divergent thinking pp.365-371
Published Date 2020/6/15
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 This case study reports the effect of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) on cognitive functional disorder resulting from schizophrenia. Furthermore, the influence of divergent thinking on the generalization of the effects of interventions on daily life activities has been noted. As a result of conducting VCAT-J of CRT in this study, improvement of neurocognitive function, and divergent thought increased;furthermore, daily live experiences changed. Although the results were displayed only when the patient engaged with the game task during the early intervention stage, the patient eventually started to become aware of his own weak points and took necessary measures to improve from the middle stage onward. Furthermore, it was observed that the patient exchanged opinions more frequently during the bridging group work activity. After the intervention, working memory remarkably improved and fixations present prior to intervention decreased. These results suggest CRT may contribute to generalization of cognitive function and divergent thinking in daily life activities.

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