Assessing and restoring cognitive functions early after stroke

Chiara Zucchella, Annarita Capone, Valentina Codella, Carmine Vecchione, Giovanni Buccino, Giorgio Sandrini, Francesco Pierelli, Michelangelo Bartolo

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Cognitive impairment is a frequent complication of stroke. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive training performed early after stroke. Ninety-two patients were randomly assigned to either the study group (SG) or the control group (CG). Cognitive rehabilitation consisted of 16 individual one-hour sessions in which patients performed therapistguided computer exercises. The patients in the CG performed a sham intervention. After four weeks all the patients were re-evaluated. In the SG, significant improvements (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalFunctional Neurology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Neuropsychology
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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