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Can We Successfully Improve Attentional Impairments After Brain Injury With Computer-Based Interventions? Letter to the Editor on “Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Systematic Review of the Literature From 2009 Through 2014”

      The series of systematic reviews on cognitive rehabilitation for people with traumatic brain injury or stroke published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation present the current evidence and recommendations for clinical practice. The authors performed an impressive amount of work summarizing the literature from 1998 until 2014. We are looking forward to the coming update covering years that are more recent. To support this update, we would like to address a recommendation put forward in the latest article
      • Cicerone KD
      • Goldin Y
      • Ganci K
      • et al.
      Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: systematic review of the literature from 2009 through 2014.
      that appears to raise some confusion in the clinical field. While in the 2011 version of the review,
      • Cicerone KD
      • Langenbahn DM
      • Braden C
      • et al.
      Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: updated review of the literature from 2003 through 2008.
      computer-based interventions were considered as useful additions to clinician-guided treatment but not as stand-alone interventions, in the 2019 version direct-attention training, including the use of computer-based interventions, is upgraded from a practice option to a practice guideline on the basis of 4 studies published between 2009 and 2014.
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