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    Benefits of adaptive cognitive training on cognitive abilities in women treated for primary breast cancer: findings from a one-year randomised control trial intervention

    Chapman, Bethany and Lewis, C. and Moser, J. and Grunfeld, Elizabeth and Derakshan, N. (2023) Benefits of adaptive cognitive training on cognitive abilities in women treated for primary breast cancer: findings from a one-year randomised control trial intervention. Psycho-Oncology , ISSN 1099-1611.

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    Abstract

    Objective: Evidence shows that adaptive cognitive training is beneficial for women with a breast cancer diagnosis. However, transfer effects of training benefits on perceived and objective measures of cognition are not substantiated. We investigated the transfer effects of online adaptive cognitive training (dual n-back training) on subjective and objective cognitive markers in a longitudinal design. Methods: Women with a primary diagnosis of breast cancer completed 12 sessions of adaptive cognitive training or active control training over two weeks. Objective assessments of working memory capacity, as well as performance on a response inhibition task, were taken while electrophysiological measures were recorded. Self-reported measures of cognitive and emotional health were collected pre-training, post-training, 6-months, and at 1-year follow-up times. Results: Adaptive cognitive training resulted in greater working memory capacity on the Change Detection Task and improved cognitive efficiency on the Flanker task together with improvements in perceived cognitive ability at 1-year post-training. Conclusions: Adaptive cognitive training can improve cognitive abilities with implications for long-term cognitive health in survivorship.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Adaptive cognitive training, Breast cancer, Cancer, Cognitive impairment, P3, Working memory capacity, Oncology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Beth Grunfeld
    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2023 12:35
    Last Modified: 26 Oct 2023 15:30
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/52290

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