The Cognitive Log Appears Useful for Serial Measurement of Higher Thinking Abilities during Recovery from Brain Injury
Is the Cognitive Log a useful measure of changes in thinking skills during recovery from brain injury?
Past Studies show that the course of cognitive recovery after traumatic brain injury can rapidly change. Cognition includes thinking skills such as memory, concentration, and
This Study examined 150 individuals with acquired brain
The researchers were able to administer the Cog-Log quickly, most often in just 5-10 minutes. The Cog-Log repeatedly provided accurate and reliable information about individual cognitive function and recovery. When compared with other more detailed cognitive tests, the Cog-Log was able to estimate overall performance levels on tasks relying on similar thinking skills. The Cog-Log provided information about more cognitive abilities than the
Who May Be Affected By These Findings
Healthcare providers, researchers, individuals with brain injuries
The Cog-Log is not intended to replace other tests, including a neuropsychological examination. This study was not designed to determine which Cog-Log scores suggest the need for a more
The Cognitive Log appears to be a useful tool to quickly measure an individual’s cognitive abilities on a repeated basis. In this study, the Cog-Log provided accurate information that the researchers could use to monitor and document an individual’s course of cognitive recovery. The researchers suggest that the Cog-Log may be a helpful tool for future studies exploring cognitive improvements following traumatic brain injury.
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Alderson, A.L. & Novack, T.A. (2003). Reliable serial measurement of cognitive processes in rehabilitation: The Cognitive Log.Archives of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, 84, 668-672.