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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 717--723

Applicability of Compensatory Cognitive Training in Epilepsy to Low Resource and Literacy Settings: A Focused Review

1 Division of Neuropsychology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Ashima Nehra
Room 718, 7th Floor, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.319233

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Epilepsy is one of the most prevalent neurological disorders, accounting for over 13 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Nearly 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries (WHO, 2019). Rehabilitation of cognitive impairments through compensatory training in such patients encompasses a wide range of techniques. However, interventional studies exploring their efficacy remain scarce despite being recommended in various reviews. Further, cultural contexts and other related factors have often been overlooked. We aimed to appraise the existing evidence on internal and external compensatory strategies in patients with epilepsy and identify the gaps and pitfalls in the existing literature for applicability to low resource and literacy settings from a neuropsychological perspective.


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