امروز: دوشنبه, 7 مهر , 1399


مرکز تحقیقات ام اس تهران

Cognitive Rehabilitation Group

Roghayyeh Saeedi
Clinical Psychologist, M.A  & Research Assistant
Tell: + 98 21 66348571-2

 

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Cognitive reahabilitation department is part of multiple sclerosis research center at sina hospital.This section is establishmented by Dr Abdorreza Moghaddasi, a neurologist, which is under hers supervision and management by Ms Roghayyeh Saeedi masters of clinical psychology is run. in this part various psychological and neuropsychological services are offered to patients:

 neuropsychological assessment

cognitive rehabilitation program

psychotherapy

Carry out research projects


neuropsychological assessment

 

 

The results of several studies suggest that the  prevalence cognitive impairment in MS is high and it is estimated that 40 – 70 percent of MS patients suffer from these problems Cognitive deficits could appear at any stage of the disease. Even in the early years of the onset of cognitive impairment in MS can be seen.Attention, speed of information processing, memory, executive functions and visuospatial abilities are most important cognitive functions that are usually deficient in MS. Unlike evaluation of sensory and motor symptoms, assessment of cognitive defects in routine neurological examination is difficult. So comprehensive assessment and develop a treatment plans is very important for cognitive dysfunction in multiple sclerosis disease.

 


 

MACFIMS

The Minimal Assessment of Cognitive Function in MS (MACFIMS) is a clinically oriented neuropsychological  examination of cognitive functions in MS. This battery administered by clinical psychologist in approximately 90 min. this battery it was standardized by Dr. Arman Eshaghi and his colleagues for Iran in 2012.


cognitive rehabilitation program

These programs are installed on one of the computer systems and each one has a large keyboard specially for patients physically disabled. includes 7 different software applications in different domains of cognitive function, each of which is intended to improve one of the cognitive impairments caused by MS.

Patients coming to this section three times a week and each time for 90 minutes, by these systems are practicing cognitive rehabilitation programs.


psychotherapy

 

Regarding the high prevalence of depression and anxiety in MS patients and another psychosocial problems in this population , psychotherapy sessions by clinical psychologist  are held for them.   In this clinic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is used to reduce the psychological disorders in patients. This approach is performed on the basis of individual treatment and group therapy sessions on MS patients.


 

Reaserch project

 

Part of research projects that are related to the neuropsychological or psychological issues of MS and NMO patients this section is doing:

Evaluation of the effect of modafenil drug in cognitive fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)at Sina Hospital.

 

Evaluation of relationship between levels of uric acid, triglyceride and vitamin B12 with cognitive function of relapsing-remmiting (RR) MS patients.

 

The effect of rituximab on cognitive impairment in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

 

Evaluation of the prevalence ofneuropsychiatric disorders in  NMO patients

 

Comparison of cognitive function in MS  and NMO patients

 

Evaluation of the cognitive behavioral therapy on quality of life, depression, fatigue and anxiety in multiple sclerosis patients