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BACKGROUND. Mental fatigue (MF) is common in the most common form of hyperthyroidism, Graves' disease (GD). Clinically, MF is the primary mental symptom in patients with GD and is characterized by difficulties maintaining attention, exhaustion during cognitively demanding tasks, memory difficulties, irritability, and emotional lability. It may be the main contributing factor to the continued low quality of life in many patients with GD. MF can be measured with an MF score (MFS). The pathophysiology is unknown. There is no medical treatment, which requires patients to adapt to the situation. AIM. In this project, the investigators want to test the hypothesis that mental fatigue improves - with secondary benefits on mental capacity, quality of life (QoL), and function - in patients with persistent mental fatigue in GD, through an MF course as an addition to standard care, compared to patients who receive only standard care. The investigators also test the hypothesis that the MF course is a cost-effective intervention. METHOD. In a randomized controlled study, the investigators evaluate the effect of the MF course compared to standard care only in 96 patients with persistent MF in GD. Markers of mental health, QoL, and activity capacity are evaluated at baseline, 3, 6, and 12 months after intervention/inclusion. The primary outcome measure is MFS at 3 months. CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Patients report feeling neglected by healthcare for decades, and healthcare professionals are frustrated by the lack of guidance. Patient organizations highlight the need for research; they want mental symptoms to be characterized as a consequence of thyroid disease, they demand biomarkers, specific treatments, and personalized care. Our research group is working to address the cause of MF in GD and also to alleviate the symptoms. The MF course may prove to be an important tool that can be quickly implemented in clinical practice, especially in primary care. Our involvement in regional/national working groups will facilitate implementation in other units. In this project, the investigators want to test the hypothesis that mental fatigue improves - with secondary benefits on mental capacity, quality of life (QoL), and function - in patients with persistent mental fatigue at GD, through an MF course as an addition to regular healthcare, compared to patients receiving only regular healthcare.
This study will compare two approaches to cognitive rehabilitation in adults with long COVID with persistent, mild to moderate, cognitive impairment. Both approaches will feature a web-based computer "game" that trains cognitive processing speed, i.e., how quickly individuals process information that they receive through their senses. This training is termed Speed of Processing Training (SOPT). One approach will add (A) in-lab training on everyday activities with important cognitive components and (B) procedures designed to transfer improvements in cognition from the treatment setting to everyday life. Component A will include work-related tasks. This approach is termed Constraint-Induced Cognitive Therapy (CICT). The other approach will add (A) in-lab training on relaxation, healthy nutrition, and healthy sleep and (B) procedures designed to promote integration of these lifestyle changes into everyday life. This approach is termed Brain Fitness Training (BFT). A subset of participants, who qualify for and and desire vocational rehabilitation (VR), will receive VR from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) in addition to CICT or BFT. ADRS VR will include career counseling, prescription of on-the-job accommodations, and guidance on return-to-work. Those in the CICT + VR group will also receive on-the-job coaching from a peer mentor for a month after completing training. CICT, with or without VR, will involve 30 hours of training. Ten 3-hour in-lab, face-to-face, therapist-directed sessions will be scheduled. These sessions will feature one hour of SOPT; the remainder will be committed to in-lab training on the target behaviors and the procedures designed to promote transfer of therapeutic gains to daily life and improving skills essential to work; the set of the latter procedures is termed the Transfer Package. To accommodate the demands of participants' other activities, training sessions will be permitted to be scheduled as tightly as every weekday over 2 weeks or as loosely as every other weekday or so over 4 weeks. If a family caregiver is available, they will receive training on how to best support participants in their therapeutic program. After training ends, four follow-up phone calls will be scheduled approximately one-week apart with participants to promote integration of the skills gained during training into everyday life. BFT, with or without VR, will involve 30 hours of training following the same schedule as for CICT. Ten 3-hour in-lab, face-to-face, therapist-directed sessions will be scheduled. These sessions will feature one hour of SOPT; the remainder will be committed to in-lab training on the target behaviors (healthy sleep, nutrition and relaxation habits) and the procedures designed to promote transfer of behavior change to daily life. If a family caregiver is available, they will receive training on how to best support participants in their therapeutic program. After training ends, four follow-up phone calls will be scheduled approximately one-week apart with participants to promote integration of the skills gained during training into everyday life. Participants will be randomly assigned to the interventions. Randomization will be stratified by whether participants qualify for and desire VR from ADRS or not. If yes, participants will be randomized in equal numbers to CICT + VR or BFT + VR. If no, participants will be randomized in equal numbers to CICT or BFT. Testing will happen one month before treatment, one day before treatment, one day afterwards, and 6- and 12-months afterwards. Outcomes measured will include cognitive processing speed, cognitive function on laboratory tests, and spontaneous performance of everyday activities with important cognitive components in daily life. Another important outcome measure will be whether or not participants were able to return back to work or had significant improvements in their work activities.
There are a limited number of studies in the literature, and it is stated that mental fatigue caused by social media use causes a decrease in upper-extremity movement speed and a decrease in lower-extremity endurance performance. Therefore, this study aims to determine the effects of social media-induced mental fatigue on upper extremity performance.
Mental fatigue occurs in many diseases and the reasons are mostly unknown. The investigators hypothesize that remaining mental fatigue after restored euthyroidism in Graves' disease is an autoimmune complication. This is a confirmatory study of the biomarkers from ImmunoGraves WP1 in which immunological markers with possible association with mental fatigue in Graves' disease are explored. In ImmunoGraves WP2, 310 patients with Graves' disease are assessed for symptoms of mental fatigue, quality of life, anxiety and depression, self-evaluated stress, coping strategies, personality traits, eye symptoms and background variables. Participants are examined in hyperthyroidism at inclusion, within three weeks from diagnosis, and in euthyroidism after 15 months. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (in a subsample of participants) is collected at both visits and will be evaluated for the immunological markers identified in WP1 as well as for thyroid hormones, thyroid autoantibodies and biomarkers indicating organic and structural nerve damage. Significant predictors for mental fatigue will be identified by logistic regression. To assess functional changes in the brain, magnetoencephalography will be performed in a subset of patients and in healthy controls at inclusion and after 15 to 18 months. Combined with magneto resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography gives information on neuronal activation during attention testing.
The primary aim of the project is to map fatigue, cognitive and visual dysfunctions and possible underlying pathophysiological mechanisms in persons with long-term symptoms after a mild to moderate COVID-19 infection. Secondary goals are to study whether covarying factors such as depression and sleep disorders contribute to the results.
The current study is going to investigate the music intervention on the table tennis stroke performance among table tennis stroke performance. The subjects will be instructed to listen to 3 minutes, which can facilitate the recovering process for scope of attention and thought-action repertoire. Thus, to see the improvement in stroke performance.
Mechanical neck pain is a prevalent problem in community and it can lead to disability. In current community, increasing of life stress on individual may lead to sleep disorders, mental and physical fatigue. Objectives of study is to investigate the effect of sleep quality, mental and physical fatigue on mechanical neck pain. Methods and Materials Two hundred thirty individuals were having mechanical neck pain . Neck disability index, chalder fatigue scale and Pittsburg sleep quality index were applied on all individuals participating in the study , NDI was used to determine the pain and functional disability of the participants , PSQI was used to assess the sleep quality, lastly the CFS was used to determine
The primary objective is to investigate the correlation between physical and mental fatigue to lower extremity force production in adults to determine if there is an association of performance output that is inhibited by mental and physical stressors that mimic sport environments that can be further investigated to determine the importance of not only physical training and exercise for athletes, but also mental and cognitive exercises with physical task to enhance performance training and rehabilitation of individuals. In adults, how does physical and mental fatigue in combination compared to those who are just physically fatigued affect average peak height in performance of five CMJ with hands on hips.
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of smartphone addiction and mental fatigue on working memory in university students.