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Abdulhussain Fadhi A, Mohammed A H, Mohammed I M, Shnain Al M, Oudaha K H, Yaseen Hasan S. Investigating the Effect of Cognitive Rehabilitation on the Memory Improvement of Patients With Alzheimer. Iranian Rehabilitation Journal 2023; 21 (2) :319-326
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1- Department of Medical Laboratory Techniques, College of Medical Technology, Al-Farahidi University, Baghdad, Iraq.
2- Department of Medical Engineering, Faculty of Medical Technology, Al-Manara College for Medical Sciences, Amarah, Iraq.
3- Department of Medical Laboratories, Al-Nisour University College, Baghdad, Iraq.
4- Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Zahrawi University College, Karbala, Iraq.
5- Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Al-Ayen University, Nasiriyah, Iraq.
6- Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Health and Medical Technology, National University of Science and Technology, Nasiriyah, Iraq.
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Objectives: Alzheimer is the most prevalent cognitive disturbance with a high spread rate among the elderly. The current research aims to investigate the impact of cognitive rehabilitation on the memory improvement of Alzheimer disease patients.
Methods: This was a semi-experimental design with pre-test and post-test designs. The statistical population in Baghdad City, Iraq, in 2021 included 60 patients with Alzheimer and was divided into an experimental (n=30) and a control group (n=30). The patient’s cognitive abilities were assessed before the intervention (pre-test), promptly after the intervention (post-test), and 2 months later (follow-up). The experimental group had twenty-eight 45-min sessions of training based on the Montessori method (2 sessions per week). The data were analyzed via the SPSS software, version 19, using the independent t-test and repeated measures analysis of variance. The results had a P<0.05.
Results: The findings of the independent t-test demonstrated no significant difference between the scores of both groups during the pre-test stage (P>0.05); however, the difference was significant during the post-test and follow-up stages (P<0.001). In addition, the findings of the repeated measure analysis of variance indicated a significant difference between both groups’ mean scores in the post-test and follow-up (P<0.001).
Discussion: Cognitive rehabilitation can help patients with memory disorders and positively affect their memory performance.

Coresponding author: Ali Abdulhussain Fadhi, E-mail: alialshamary412@yahoo.com

 
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Article type: Reviews | Subject: Orthosis and Prosthesis
Received: 2023/04/5 | Accepted: 2023/06/11 | Published: 2023/06/7

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