A Review of the Use of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy Among African Children with Cognitive Impairment Secondary to Infectious Disease
Objective: To conduct a review of relevant literature in order to determine whether Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy techniques are more effective than common cognitive rehabilitation techniques at improving cognition in African children suffering from cognitive deficits secondary to infectious disease.
Methods: Pertinent literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed and CINAHL databases.
Results: The majority of studies (7 out of 8) established positive outcomes from CCRT intervention when compared to baseline, while only one obtained diminished results from CCRT intervention. CCRT can be an effective method of cognitive rehabilitation in African children suffering from cognitive impairment secondary to infectious diseases and African health professionals are hopeful for the future of CCRT implementation replacing common cognitive rehabilitation techniques.
Conclusions: There is evidence to suggest that CCRT can be used reliably in medical practice; however, more research is necessary in order to fully determine that CCRT should be prioritized above common rehabilitation techniques in medical practice.