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Tabatabaei N, Nadi M A, Sajjadian I. Comparing the Effectiveness of Software-based vs. Non-soft Packages of Working Memory and Selective Attention. PCP. 2020; 8 (4) :277-286
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1- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran.
2- Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences & Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran. , mnadi@khuisf.ac.ir
Abstract:   (598 Views)
Objective: The present study aimed to compare the effects of the non-computerized training package of Working Memory (WM) and selective attention with Captain’s Log software on the components of WM.
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with a non-random targeted sampling method, and pre-test, post-test, follow-up, and a control group design. A sample of 150 cases aged 13 to15 years diagnosed with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) referring to neurology clinics was selected and randomly divided into two case groups (n=15/group) and a control group (n=15). The non-computerized package was performed in 15 one-hour sessions for 4 weeks in the first case group. Besides, the computerized package was provided in 15 sessions (45 minutes each) for 4 weeks in the second case group; however, the control group received no training. All WM components were examined in the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up (3 months after post-test) steps in all study groups.
Results: The repeated-measures Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) data indicated a significant difference in the mean scores of the components of WM in the first case group, compared to the second case group and the controls (P<0.05). 
Conclusion: The non-computerized package of WM and selective attention were significantly more effective on the WM components, compared to the Captain’s Log computerized package. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2019/10/10 | Accepted: 2020/08/24 | Published: 2020/10/1

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