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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 3041824, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3041824
Review Article

Cognitive Rehabilitation in Patients with Gliomas and Other Brain Tumors: State of the Art

1Department of Clinical and Experimental Oncology, Medical Oncology 1 Unit, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV-IRCCS, 35128 Padua, Italy
2Neurosurgery Department, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova, Padua, Italy
3Neurosurgery Department, University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Received 17 March 2016; Revised 26 May 2016; Accepted 2 June 2016

Academic Editor: Hui X. Wang

Copyright © 2016 E. Bergo et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Disease prognosis is very poor in patients with brain tumors. Cognitive deficits due to disease or due to its treatment have an important weight on the quality of life of patients and caregivers. Studies often take into account quality of life as a fundamental element in the management of disease and interventions have been developed for cognitive rehabilitation of neuropsychological deficits with the aim of improving the quality of life and daily-life autonomy of patients. In this literature review, we will consider the published studies of cognitive rehabilitation over the past 20 years.