This study tested whether adults with a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI) could use a computer program designed to improve mental speed and attention. The program uses training exercises for the brain. The study showed that participants with TBI were able to use the program independently in their homes. Some participants reported fatigue when using the program, but the fatigue decreased over time. Some participants also reported that their mental functioning improved. The program studied may be a viable option for veterans with TBIs, but further research is necessary to find out whether the program actually improves mental speed and attention.
Volume 49 Number 10, 2012
Pages 1547 — 1556
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