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Title: A comprehensive design of a structured technology-based therapy to prevent post intensive care syndrome (CogGYM platform)

Authors: Mona M. El-Hady; Samaa M. Shohieb

Addresses: Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt; Emergency and Critical Care Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, King Abd-Alaziz University, Saudi Arabia ' Information Systems Department, Faculty of Computers and Information, Mansoura University, Egypt

Abstract: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is a newly acquired long-term cognitive impairment. It includes major physical, mental and functional disabilities that affect the critically ill patients' experience This paper presents a complete research design (from medical and technical points of views), test conduction, and evaluate the effect of implementing a designed structured technology-based therapy (STBT) on preventing PICS among critically ill patients. Authors called the new STBT platform, cognition gymnastics (CogGym). CogGym is an android-based devices platform with an Arabic user interface (UI) that contains many flexible and easy to use games designed specifically for the Arab critically ill patients. In conclusion, CogGym enables them to continue to do therapeutic gymnastics after the therapist leaves the room to keep working toward rehabilitation goals.

Keywords: cognition games; critically ill patients; intensive care unit; ICU; post-intensive care syndrome; PICS; technology-based therapy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJENTTM.2020.105679

International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.1 No.1, pp.80 - 94

Received: 26 Dec 2018
Accepted: 12 Mar 2019

Published online: 09 Mar 2020 *

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