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Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation for Pediatric-Onset Multiple Sclerosis: A Scoping Review

by 1,*,†, 2,† and 1,3,4
1
Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan
2
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, National Taiwan University Hospital Yunlin Branch, Yunlin 640, Taiwan
3
Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
4
Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei 112, Taiwan
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Children 2020, 7(10), 183; https://doi.org/10.3390/children7100183
Received: 17 September 2020 / Revised: 8 October 2020 / Accepted: 10 October 2020 / Published: 15 October 2020
Cognitive impairment is increasingly recognized as an important clinical issue in pediatric multiple sclerosis (MS). However, variations regarding its assessment and remediation are noted in clinical arena. This scoping review aims to collate available evidence concerning cognitive assessment tool and cognitive rehabilitation for pediatric MS. We performed a systematic search of electronic databases (MEDLINE, PubMed, CINAHL Plus, and Web of Science) from inception to February 2020. Reference lists of included articles and trial registers were also searched. We included original studies published in English that addressed cognitive assessment tools or cognitive rehabilitation for pediatric-onset MS. Fourteen studies fulfilled our inclusion criteria. Among them, 11 studies evaluated the psychometric aspects of various cognitive assessment tools in the context of pediatric MS, and different neuro-cognitive domains were emphasized across studies. There were only three pilot studies reporting cognitive rehabilitation for pediatric-onset MS, all of which used home-based computerized programs targeting working memory and attention, respectively. Overall, more systematic research on cognitive assessment tools and rehabilitation for pediatric MS is needed to inform evidence-based practice. Computer-assisted cognitive assessment and rehabilitation appear feasible and deserve further studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: cognition; cognitive rehabilitation; pediatric multiple sclerosis cognition; cognitive rehabilitation; pediatric multiple sclerosis
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