A Multi - Disciplinary Research Collaboration.

CCRT Mulago

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Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation in Children after Severe Malaria

Principal Investigator (Uganda):

Noeline Nakasujja, MB ChB., MMed., PhD. Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences

Principal Investigator (USA):

Michael J. Boivin, Ph.D., MPH. International Neurologic & Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, Michigan State University

Co-Investigators:

  • Bruno Giordani – Ph. D. Neuropsychology Section, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.
  • Robert Opika Opoka – MB ChB., MMed. MPH. Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
  • Paul Bangirana -PhD. Department of Psychiatry, Makerere University College of Health Sciences.
  • Connie Page – PhD. Department of Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University.
  • Chandy C. John – MD., M.S. Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota.,
  • Richard Idro – MB ChB., MMed., PhD. Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, Mulago Hospital, Jed Magen, DO, MS. Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University.

Study Site:

Mulago Hospital, Kampala.

 Objectives

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation Training (CCRT) in improving neuropsychological performance and psychiatric outcomes in Ugandan children who survive severe malaria.
  • To evaluate whether severity of malaria illness (e.g., immunological brain inflammation, EEG abnormalities) is predictive of neuropsychological benefit from CCRT.

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Upper Paediatrics Office
P.O BOX 33842, Kampala - Uganda
Tel: +256393516707

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