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dc.titleThe Implementation and Review of Cognitive Remediation Training for First Episode Psychosis in Singapore
dc.contributor.authorChong, Nigel Ian Ming
dc.contributor.authorManiam, Yogeswary
dc.contributor.authorChua, Yi Chian
dc.contributor.authorTang, Charmaine
dc.identifier.citationChong, Nigel Ian Ming, Maniam, Yogeswary, Chua, Yi Chian, Tang, Charmaine (2021-11-30). The Implementation and Review of Cognitive Remediation Training for First Episode Psychosis in Singapore. Frontiers in Psychiatry 12 : 784935. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.description.abstractObjective: Early intervention in patients with first episode psychosis (FEP) can improve cognitive abilities, with both short- and long-term benefits. In this paper, we describe the implementation and review of cognitive remediation training (CRT) in an Asian FEP population. The outcomes of the training are also evaluated and discussed. Methods: This naturalistic paper describes in detail the real-life implementation and conduct of CRT in an early psychosis intervention service. One hundred and nine patients with FEP underwent a 24-session CRT programme, using Cogpack and Neuropsychological Educational Approach to Remediation. The program is evaluated with pre- and post-CRT assessment scores which included Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia. The rates of improvement on these cognitive assessments were evaluated using paired t-tests, with statistical significance set at p ? 0.05. Results: Of the 109 patients who underwent CRT, a total of 92 (84.4%) completed all 24 sessions. Paired t-tests between pre- and post-CRT assessments scores revealed that participants significantly improved on majority of the measures, including verbal memory, digit sequencing, and symbol coding. Conclusion: As with other cognitive remediation programmes, CRT has shown to improve cognitive functioning in patients with FEP. The results support the use of CRT in an Asian context and may serve as guidance for the implementation of similar training programmes in other Asian early psychosis intervention services. Copyright © 2021 Chong, Maniam, Chua and Tang.
dc.publisherFrontiers Media S.A.
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.sourceScopus OA2021
dc.subjectcognitive remediation
dc.subjectearly intervention programmes
dc.subjectfirst-episode psychosis
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleFrontiers in Psychiatry
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