Cognitive remediation for adolescents with early onset psychosis: a 1-year follow-up study
Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume 111, Issue 3, pages 193–201, March 2005
How to Cite
Ueland, T. and Rund, B. R. (2005), Cognitive remediation for adolescents with early onset psychosis: a 1-year follow-up study. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 111: 193–201. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2004.00503.x
- Issue published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 8 FEB 2005
- Accepted for publication November 29, 2004
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Objective: To investigate the long-term effects of a cognitive remediation programme for adolescents with early onset psychosis.
Method: Twenty-five subjects (cognitive remediation, n = 14; control, n = 11) were assessed on cognitive, clinical and psychosocial measures 1 year after discharge. All patients had received a psychoeducational programme, while the experimental group received the addition of a 30-h cognitive remediation programme.
Results: A significant overall improvement for eight of 10 cognitive and three of four outcome measures was found. After controlling for IQ, there was a differential improvement in early visual information processing (P < 0.05) in favour of the remediation group. No other between-group differences were found.
Conclusion: The remediation programme may have a favourable long-term effect for early visual information processing. Improved cognitive functioning in both groups may be caused by beneficial elements in the psychoeducational programme. Because the study may be underpowered, the results should be interpreted with caution.