Dr. Skidmore affirms that she has no affiliations that she considers to be relevant and important with any organization that to her knowledge has a direct interest, particularly a financial interest, in the subject matter discussed. Such affiliations include, but are not limited to, employment by an industrial concern, ownership of stock, membership on a standing advisory council or committee, a seat on the board of directors, or being publicly associated with a company or its products.
Activity interventions for cognitive problems
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Volume 61, Issue 10, pages 1743–1746, October 2014
How to Cite
Skidmore, E. R. (2014), Activity interventions for cognitive problems. Pediatr. Blood Cancer, 61: 1743–1746. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24781
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Received: 19 AUG 2013
- cognitive impairment;
- cognitive rehabilitation;
- physical activity
Cancer and its life-saving treatments often result in long-term impairments in neurocognitive functions. These neurocognitive impairments are not only problematic, but they also limit the ability to perform meaningful everyday activities critical to independence in the home, school, and community. The “bottom-up” and “top-down” models inherent in many neurological rehabilitation interventions provide a gross framework for describing interventions designed to address neurocognitive functions. Activity interventions show promise for improving performance of everyday activities, as well as improving underlying neurocognitive functions. However, additional empirical examination is warranted. Future studies examining activity interventions should clearly specify the active ingredient of the intervention, and evaluate the impact of the intervention on neurocognitive as well as activity-based outcomes. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014; 61:1743–1746. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.