Recent research on cognitive development has shown that patients with physical mobility limitations can be rehabilitated if their working memory is used to capacity. We evaluated whether the video game Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain? played on a Nintendo DS can help patients recover faster after surgical interventions. We enrolled 32 participants (16 in the gaming group and 16 in the control group) in our study. The gaming group reached higher scores in an outcome measurement score 2 weeks after surgery. This research helps all veterans achieve the best and fastest recovery possible after a surgical intervention.
Volume 49 Number 8, 2012
Pages 1221 — 1228
Last Reviewed or Updated Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:21 AM