A cognitive occupation-based programme for people with multiple sclerosis: a study to test feasibility and clinical outcomes
Hynes, Sinéad M.
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Reilly, Sean, Hynes, Sin, #xe9, & M., ad. (2018). A Cognitive Occupation-Based Programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis: A Study to Test Feasibility and Clinical Outcomes. Occupational Therapy International, 2018, 9. doi: 10.1155/2018/1614901
Cognitive impairments are common in MS and affect personal, social, and occupational functioning. There is a developing body of evidence highlighting the role of cognitive rehabilitation, but there is still no evidence for a validated holistic approach. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of Cognitive Occupation-Based Programme for People with Multiple Sclerosis (COB-MS) for improving daily life and cognitive impairment. This study used an experimental pretest/posttest design with eight-week follow-up. Participants were recruited from MS networks using convenience sampling. The primary outcome measure was the GAS. Secondary outcomes included the OSA-DLS, CVLT-II, BVMT-R, SDMT, TMT, BRIEF-A, and EMQ-R. Twelve participants were recruited, aged 39-73 years (mean: 55.08; SD: 9.61). There were statistically significant improvements in the GAS (p