Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Does Computerized Cognitive Training Improve Mental Resilience and Quality of Life (QOL) of Israeli Soldiers in Combat Units?
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Article Information
Mental Health / Military Rehabilitation / Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Does Computerized Cognitive Training Improve Mental Resilience and Quality of Life (QOL) of Israeli Soldiers in Combat Units?
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515338. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515338. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP101B
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The study’s aim was to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of cognitive-control training using mobile phones to improve resilience and QOL among soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces. A group of 154 combat-unit soldiers were recruited and randomized to a controlled clinical trial group and an active control group. No significant effects of training on QOL, resilience, or mental health were found. The study’s results encourage OTs to develop accessible, occupation-based interventions for enhancing resilience.

Primary Author and Speaker: Yafit Gilboa

Contributing Authors: Mor Nahum, Rina Ben Avraham, Anat Afek