Meaningful Cognitive Gains in Pediatric MS Captured Using Pencil-Paper Test

Meaningful Cognitive Gains in Pediatric MS Captured Using Pencil-Paper Test

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Meaningful Cognitive Gains in Pediatric MS Captured Using Pencil-Paper Test

A computer-based training program that exercises distinct components of attention and working memory can improve cognition in young people with pediatric-onset multiple sclerosis (POMS), a new study indicates. Findings also support a common pencil-and-paper measure of cognition, called the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), in detecting clinically meaningful changes in thinking abilities and concentration among these children. This finding was particularly important because SDMT is widely used in clinical care of adult and pediatric patients “due…

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