Effect of Computerized Cognitive Remediation in Patients with Schizophrenia
Jaskirat Singh1, Sukhwinder Singh2, Bir Singh Chavan3, Savita Gupta4, Priti Arun5, Damanjeet Kaur6, Navneet Kaur7

1Jaskirat Singh, Pursuing Ph. D., Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
2Dr. Sukhwinder Singh, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
3Dr. B. S. Chavan, Director-Principal, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
4Dr. Savita Gupta, Professor and Director, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UIET, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
5Dr. Priti Arun, Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
6Dr. Damanjeet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh. India.
7Navneet Kaur, Department of Clinical Psychologist, Govt. Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, Chandigarh, India.
Manuscript received on February 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on February 10, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 1083-1087 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F7558038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F7558.038620

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Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of computerized cognitive remediation through 3 months randomized controlled trial in Indian patients with schizophrenia. Nineteen chronic schizophrenic patients were recruited and randomized into Cognitive Training (CT) and Treatment as Usual (TAU) groups. Neuropsychological assessments were done before and after 3 months of cognitive training on the developed program. As compared to TAU, the CT group exhibited significant improvement in speed of processing (p= 0.031, 95% Confidence Interval CI [-90.36 to -29.64], large effect size Φ = 0.7) and sustained attention (digit span – time, (p= 0.015, 95% CI [-99.40 to -41.60], large effect size Φ = 0.7)). The outcome of this study shows that the computerized cognitive training is feasible and useful in treating cognitive deficits in Indian patients with schizophrenia.
Keywords: Schizophrenia, Cognition, Cognitive remediation, cognitive training.
Scope of the Article: Cognitive radio networks.