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Intensive Auditory Cognitive Training Improves Verbal Memory in Adolescents and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis

Overview of attention for article published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, February 2016
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Title
Intensive Auditory Cognitive Training Improves Verbal Memory in Adolescents and Young Adults at Clinical High Risk for Psychosis
Published in
Schizophrenia Bulletin, February 2016
DOI 10.1093/schbul/sbw009
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Authors

Rachel Loewy, Melissa Fisher, Danielle A. Schlosser, Bruno Biagianti, Barbara Stuart, Daniel H. Mathalon, Sophia Vinogradov

Abstract

Individuals at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis demonstrate cognitive impairments that predict later psychotic transition and real-world functioning. Cognitive training has shown benefits in schizophrenia, but has not yet been adequately tested in the CHR population. In this double-blind randomized controlled trial, CHR individuals (N = 83) were given laptop computers and trained at home on 40 hours of auditory processing-based exercises designed to target verbal learning and memory operations, or on computer games (CG). Participants were assessed with neurocognitive tests based on the Measurement and Treatment Research to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia initiative (MATRICS) battery and rated on symptoms and functioning. Groups were compared before and after training using a mixed-effects model with restricted maximum likelihood estimation, given the high study attrition rate (42%). Participants in the targeted cognitive training group showed a significant improvement in Verbal Memory compared to CG participants (effect size = 0.61). Positive and Total symptoms improved in both groups over time. CHR individuals showed patterns of training-induced cognitive improvement in verbal memory consistent with prior observations in schizophrenia. This is a particularly vulnerable domain in individuals at-risk for psychosis that predicts later functioning and psychotic transition. Ongoing follow-up of this cohort will assess the durability of training effects in CHR individuals, as well as the potential impact on symptoms and functioning over time. Clinical Trials Number: NCT00655239. URL: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00655239?term=vinogradov&rank=5.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 128 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 16%
Student > Master 19 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 11%
Student > Bachelor 13 10%
Other 30 23%
Unknown 15 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 43 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 14%
Neuroscience 15 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 7%
Sports and Recreations 6 5%
Other 15 12%
Unknown 23 18%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 July 2016.
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