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dc.contributor.authorBonnechère, Bruno
dc.contributor.authorLangley, Christelle
dc.contributor.authorSahakian, Barbara Jacquelyn
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T00:30:26Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T00:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-17
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/313285
dc.description.abstractBrain training programs are currently one effective solution to prevent cognitive decline in healthy aging. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials assessing the use of commercially available computerised cognitive games to improve cognitive function in people aged above 60 years old without cognitive impairment. 1,543 participants from sixteen studies were included in the meta-analysis. Statistically significant improvements were observed for processing speed (SMD increased 0.40 [95% CI 0.20-0.60], p < 0.001), working memory (0.21 [95% CI 0.08-0.34], p = 0.001), executive function (0.21 [95% CI 0.06-0.35], p = 0.006), and for verbal memory (0.12 [95% CI 0.01-0.24, p = 0.031), but not for attention or visuospatial abilities. No relationship between the age of the participants and the amount of training was found. Commercially available computerised cognitive games are effective in improving cognitive function in participants without cognitive impairment aged over 60 years.
dc.format.mediumElectronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectBrain
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectDementia
dc.subjectCognition
dc.subjectMemory, Short-Term
dc.subjectVideo Games
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectExecutive Function
dc.subjectMemory, Episodic
dc.subjectCognitive Dysfunction
dc.subjectHealthy Aging
dc.titleThe use of commercial computerised cognitive games in older adults: a meta-analysis.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier1
prism.publicationDate2020
prism.publicationNameSci Rep
prism.startingPage15276
prism.volume10
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.60391
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-08-28
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41598-020-72281-3
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2020-09-17
dc.contributor.orcidLangley, Christelle [0000-0001-5061-2820]
dc.contributor.orcidSahakian, Barbara [0000-0001-7352-1745]
dc.identifier.eissn2045-2322
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2020-09-17


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