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Stop of loss of cognitive performance during rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty- Prospective controlled study

Matthias H. Brem, MD, MHBA, et al.


Figure 2. Median and mean quartile of rate of information processing (bit/s)pre- and postoperation with assessment of significance of differencesbetween and within both groups. Significance between groups???TA1:p = 0.13; TA2: p = 0.09; TA3: p = 0.03.* Significance within groups???play group: p = 0.03;* control group: p = 0.68. *Significance set at p =0.05. TA1 = time point of assessment 1 day preoperation, TA2 = timepoint of assessment 2 days postoperation, TA3 = point of assessment9 days postoperation.

Recent work in research on cognitive development has shown that patients lose cognitive performance during hospitalization and rehabilitation. We evaluated whether playing electronic games like Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? on a Nintendo DS can help prevent this loss of cognitive performance. We enrolled 32 participants (16 played the game and 16 served as a control group) in our study. The play group showed an increase in their cognitive performance and the control group showed a decrease 2 weeks after total hip arthroplasty. This article is of interest to all veterans who need to keep up their cognitive performance during extended time in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. The cognitive stability also helps patients reintegrate into everyday life after surgery.

Volume 47 Number 9, 2010
   Pages 891 — 898


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Brem MH, Lehrl S, Rein AK, Massute S, Schulz-Drost S, Gelse K, Schlechtweg PM, Hennig FF, Olk A, Jacob HJ, Gusinde J. Stop of loss of cognitive performance during rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty-Prospective controlled study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(9):891-98.
DOI:10.1682/JRRD.2010.01.0011
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