When people with multiple sclerosis use a rehabilitation program based on video gaming, their functionality improves.
A video game-based cognitive rehabilitation program is associated with changes in thalamocortical functional connectivity (FC) in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published in Radiology.
Laura De Giglio, MD, PhD, from the Sapienza University of Rome, and colleagues conducted a prospective study involving 24 patients with MS and cognitive impairment. Participants were randomized to an intervention, which included a video game-based cognitive rehabilitation program or a wait-list group (controls). At baseline and after an 8-week period, patients were evaluated with cognitive tests and 3-Tesla resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Eleven healthy subjects also underwent functional MRI.
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