Techniques of cognitive rehabilitation in patients with disorders of consciousness: a systematic review

Elena La Gattuta, Francesco Corallo, Viviana Lo Buono, Simona De Salvo, Fabrizia Caminiti, Carmela Rifici, Antonella Alagna, Francesca Arcadi, Alessia Bramanti, Silvia Marino

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Abstract

Acquired brain injury can produce severe impairments of alertness, cognition, behavior, and, sometimes, an impairment of consciousness. Several studies defined the criteria to distinguish the different level of disorders of consciousness (DOC) and many tools to evaluate awareness, alertness, and response to stimuli were created. The aim of this review is to assess the advanced research of rehabilitative protocols and which rehabilitative techniques are used in the care of DOC patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Awareness/physiology
  • Brain Injuries/rehabilitation
  • Cognition/physiology
  • Consciousness/physiology
  • Consciousness Disorders/rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Persistent Vegetative State/rehabilitation

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