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See detailIdentité et cognition
Brédart, Serge ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

Book published by de boeck (2012)

This book mainly addresses the following topics: (1) self-consciousness in "normal" children and adults, and in patients with neuropsychological or psychopathological disorders, (2) the relationship ... [more ▼]

This book mainly addresses the following topics: (1) self-consciousness in "normal" children and adults, and in patients with neuropsychological or psychopathological disorders, (2) the relationship between self-awareness and episodic memory, and finally (3) self-projection into the future [less ▲]

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See detailThe meeting preparation task: Validation of a new measure of everyday life functioning with persons diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Mourad, Haitham et al

Poster (2012, June 25)

Objective: The objective was to create a new measure of everyday life functioning by developing a computerized real-life activity task where participants are asked to prepare a room for a meeting ... [more ▼]

Objective: The objective was to create a new measure of everyday life functioning by developing a computerized real-life activity task where participants are asked to prepare a room for a meeting. Background: Difficulties in everyday life activities are core features of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, everyday life functioning is usually evaluated with questionnaires, performance-based or observation assessments, all of which contain a number of limits. Method: Twenty-one individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and 21 matched healthy controls completed the computerized meeting preparation task. Patients were also evaluated with an extensive cognitive battery and several measures of symptomatology and everyday life functioning. Results: Results showed that performance on the computerized task significantly differentiated patients and controls for a certain number of variables. These variables, summarized in a global score, were significantly correlated with both cognitive and everyday life functioning. Moreover, this composite score significantly predicted 39% of everyday life functioning, whereas a cognitive composite score only predicted 22%. In addition, when the meeting task composite score was combined with symptomatology and the cognitive composite score, these measures significantly predicted up to 73% of everyday life functioning. Conclusion: The findings suggest that the meeting preparation task provides a good indication of the level of everyday life functioning in patients with schizophrenia, and may be viewed as a valuable instrument in both an evaluation and remediation context. [less ▲]

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See detailA new way of predicting everyday life functioning: Validation of a Computerized Meeting Preparation Task with persons diagnosed with schizophrenia
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Mourad, Haitham et al

Poster (2012, May 11)

Deficits in everyday life functioning are a core feature of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, functional outcome is usually evaluated with questionnaires and performance-based assessments ... [more ▼]

Deficits in everyday life functioning are a core feature of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, functional outcome is usually evaluated with questionnaires and performance-based assessments, all of which contain a number of limits. We developed a computerized real-life activity task (meeting preparation task) where participants are required to prepare a meeting room. Twenty-one individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and 21 matched healthy controls completed the task. Patients were also evaluated with a cognitive battery and measures of symptomatology and functional outcome. Results showed that performance on the computerized task significantly differentiated patients and controls for a certain number of variables. These variables, combined into a composite score, were significantly correlated with both cognitive functioning and functional outcome. Moreover, this composite score significantly predicted 39% of functional outcome, whereas a cognitive composite score did not reach significance. In addition, when the meeting task composite score was combined with symptomatology and the cognitive composite score, these measures significantly predicted 70% of functional outcome. These findings suggest that the meeting preparation task provides a valid and significant indication of the level of everyday life functioning in patients with schizophrenia, and may be viewed as a valuable instrument in both an evaluation and remediation context. [less ▲]

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See detailUsing the daydreaming frequency scale to investigate the relationships between mind-wandering, psychological well-being, and present-moment awareness
Stawarczyk, David ULg; Majerus, Steve ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg et al

in Frontiers in Psychology (2012), 3

Recent findings have shown that mind-wandering – the occurrence of stimulusindependent and task-unrelated thoughts – is associated with negative affect and lower psychological well-being. However, it ... [more ▼]

Recent findings have shown that mind-wandering – the occurrence of stimulusindependent and task-unrelated thoughts – is associated with negative affect and lower psychological well-being. However, it remains unclear whether this relationship is due to the occurrence of mind-wandering per se or to the fact that people who mind wander more tend to be generally less attentive to present-moment experience. In three studies, we first validate a French translation of a retrospective self-report questionnaire widely used to assess the general occurrence of mind-wandering in daily life – the Daydreaming Frequency Scale. Using this questionnaire, we then show that the relationship between mind-wandering frequency and psychological distress is fully accounted for by individual differences in dispositional mindful awareness and encoding style.These findings suggest that it may not be mind-wandering per se that is responsible for psychological distress, but rather the general tendency to be less aware and attentive to the present-moment. Thus, although mind-wandering and present-moment awareness are related constructs, they are not reducible to one another, and are distinguishable in terms of their relationship with psychological well-being. [less ▲]

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See detailA new way of predicting everyday life functioning: Validation of a Computerized Meeting Preparation Task with persons diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Mourad, Haitham et al

in Abstract Book of the BAPS-SEPEX (2012)

Deficits in everyday life functioning are a core feature of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, functional outcome is usually evaluated with questionnaires and performance-based assessments ... [more ▼]

Deficits in everyday life functioning are a core feature of persons diagnosed with schizophrenia. However, functional outcome is usually evaluated with questionnaires and performance-based assessments, all of which contain a number of limits. We developed a computerized real-life activity task (meeting preparation task) where participants are required to prepare a meeting room. Twenty-one individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and 21 matched healthy controls completed the task. Patients were also evaluated with a cognitive battery and measures of symptomatology and functional outcome. Results showed that performance on the computerized task significantly differentiated patients and controls for a certain number of variables. These variables, combined into a composite score, were significantly correlated with both cognitive functioning and functional outcome. Moreover, this composite score significantly predicted 39% of functional outcome, whereas a cognitive composite score did not reach significance. In addition, when the meeting task composite score was combined with symptomatology and the cognitive composite score, these measures significantly predicted 70% of functional outcome. These findings suggest that the meeting preparation task provides a valid and significant indication of the level of everyday life functioning in patients with schizophrenia, and may be viewed as a valuable instrument in both an evaluation and remediation context. [less ▲]

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See detailAction parsing in compulsive checking
Belayachi, Sanaa ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

Poster (2012)

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See detailPerturbation de l’agentivité dans les symptômes obsessionnels-compulsifs
Belayachi, Sanaa ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Brédart, Serge (Ed.) Psychologie et Neuroscience Cognitives de la Conscience de Soi (2012)

Il existe un nombre croissant de données suggérant que les symptômes obsessionnelscompulsifs sont associés à des dysfonctionnements affectant le traitement de l’action. Par ailleurs, la grande ... [more ▼]

Il existe un nombre croissant de données suggérant que les symptômes obsessionnelscompulsifs sont associés à des dysfonctionnements affectant le traitement de l’action. Par ailleurs, la grande hétérogénéité des symptômes obsessionnels-compulsifs semble indiquer l’existence d’atteintes à différents niveaux du traitement de l’action. Dans ce chapitre, nous aborderons tout particulièrement les symptômes de vérification et les caractéristiques phénoménologiques qui y sont associées (doute au sujet de la réalisation effective ou correcte de certaines actions routinières, sentiments d’incomplétude ou d’imperfection, diminution du sentiment de contrôle). Nous montrerons en quoi ces phénomènes peuvent être compris en termes d’une perturbation de l’agentivité, consécutive à des dysfonctionnements durant le traitement des informations liées à l’action. [less ▲]

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See detailLe sens de l’agentivité
Belayachi, Sanaa ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Brédart, Serge; Van der Linden, Martial (Eds.) Psychologie et Neuroscience Cognitives de la Conscience de Soi, (2012)

Que ce soit au travers de la perception de soi dans l’environnement, la projection de soi dans le temps ou la réflexion sur soi, la conscience de soi dépend du vécu que nous avons de nos actes, physiques ... [more ▼]

Que ce soit au travers de la perception de soi dans l’environnement, la projection de soi dans le temps ou la réflexion sur soi, la conscience de soi dépend du vécu que nous avons de nos actes, physiques et mentaux. Cette composante de la conscience, définie comme l’agentivité, renvoie au fait de vivre nos actions et pensées (p. ex., nos intentions) comme étant nôtres, de les causer (volontairement) et de les contrôler. Dans ce chapitre, nous abordons la conscience de soi du point de vue de l’agentivité et à la lumière des travaux issus de la psychologie cognitive, de la psychopathologie cognitive et de la neurobiologie. [less ▲]

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See detailAn individualized and everyday life approach to cognitive rehabilitation in schizophrenia: A case illustration
Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Fonteneau, Benjamin; Laroi, Frank ULg et al

in Rehabilitation Research and Practice (2012)

Objective. The effectiveness of an individualized and everyday approach to cognitive rehabilitation for schizophrenia was examined in a case study. Method. After cognitive and functional assessment ... [more ▼]

Objective. The effectiveness of an individualized and everyday approach to cognitive rehabilitation for schizophrenia was examined in a case study. Method. After cognitive and functional assessment, concrete objectives were targeted for the person’s everyday complaints. Strategies were constructed based on an analysis of the cognitive profile, daily life functioning, and processes involved in activities. They included a memory strategy for reading, a diary to compensate memory difficulties, and working memory exercises to improve immediate processing of information when reading and following conversations. Efficacy was assessed with outcome measures. Results. The program had beneficial effects on the person’s cognitive and everyday functioning, which persisted at a 3-year follow-up. Conclusion. Findings provide suggestive evidence that an individualized and everyday approach may be a useful alternative in order to obtain ameaningfully lasting transfer of training to daily life, compared to the nomothetic ones which dominate the field. [less ▲]

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See detailRehabilitation of executive functions in a real-life setting: Goal Management Training applied to a person with schizophrenia
Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Laroi, Frank ULg; Malmedier, Mélanie et al

in Case Reports in Psychiatry (2012)

The aim was to assess the efficacy of a modified version of Goal Management Training (GMT) in a person with schizophrenia who had difficulties in attaining the final goal for new and multitasking daily ... [more ▼]

The aim was to assess the efficacy of a modified version of Goal Management Training (GMT) in a person with schizophrenia who had difficulties in attaining the final goal for new and multitasking daily-life situations. GMT is designed to improve abilities in establishing goal-directed plans and carrying them out effectively. Beneficial effects of GMT were measured for several clinical questionnaires, laboratory tasks, and three real-life situations: meal preparation (trained, familiar); washing (nontrained, familiar); meeting preparation (nontrained, unfamiliar). The results revealed improvement in planning and on trained laboratory and meal preparation tasks and a generalization of GMT effects on nontrained laboratory and everyday tasks. Self-esteem also improved. Finally, a two-year followup indicated the durability of the beneficial effects. [less ▲]

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See detailCaractérisation des difficultés dans la vie quotidienne de personnes souffrant de schizophrénie en rapport avec les facteurs cognitifs et cliniques
Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Laroi, Frank ULg et al

in ALTER, European Journal of Disability Research (2012), 6

This study, which included 45 persons suffering from schizophrenia, had four aims: 1. to characterize difficulties patients have with daily-life activities using the Profinteg questionnaire; 2. to ... [more ▼]

This study, which included 45 persons suffering from schizophrenia, had four aims: 1. to characterize difficulties patients have with daily-life activities using the Profinteg questionnaire; 2. to identify the cognitive processes that are predictive of the total level of difficulty; 3. to identify the cognitive processes involved in a multi-tasking activity assessed in real situation: the meeting preparation task; 4. to characterize the intra- and inter-individual variability of performances in cognitive tests and functional task. The results indicated that inhibition plays an important role in a large number of meet initiation difficulties in the Profinteg questionnaire. Concerning the meeting preparation task, the assessed cognitive functions explained 26 to 43 % of the variance in several functional measures: the index of goal achievement, the index of prospective memory, the number of errors and the number of times a rule was not respected. Furthermore, flexibility and processing speed were found to be the best predictors of the task. Finally, various cognitive and functional profiles were observed. These results suggest the necessity, on an individual level, of putting together both cognitive and functional capacities in order to establish a personalized cognitive remediation program. [less ▲]

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See detailAttention Supports Verbal Short-Term Memory via Competition between Dorsal and Ventral Attention Networks.
Majerus, Steve ULg; Attout, Lucie ULg; D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg et al

in Cerebral Cortex (2012), 22

Interactions between the neural correlates of short-term memory (STM) and attention have been actively studied in the visual STM domain but much less in the verbal STM domain. Here we show that the same ... [more ▼]

Interactions between the neural correlates of short-term memory (STM) and attention have been actively studied in the visual STM domain but much less in the verbal STM domain. Here we show that the same attention mechanisms that have been shown to shape the neural networks of visual STM also shape those of verbal STM. Based on previous research in visual STM, we contrasted the involvement of a dorsal attention network centered on the intraparietal sulcus supporting task-related attention and a ventral attention network centered on the temporoparietal junction supporting stimulus-related attention. We observed that, with increasing STM load, the dorsal attention network was activated while the ventral attention network was deactivated, especially during early maintenance. Importantly, activation in the ventral attention network increased in response to task-irrelevant stimuli briefly presented during the maintenance phase of the STM trials but only during low-load STM conditions, which were associated with the lowest levels of activity in the dorsal attention network during encoding and early maintenance. By demonstrating a trade-off between task-related and stimulus-related attention networks during verbal STM, this study highlights the dynamics of attentional processes involved in verbal STM. [less ▲]

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See detailPredicting the phenomenology of episodic future thoughts
D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Consciousness & Cognition (2012), 21

Recent findings suggest that multiple event properties contribute to shape the phenomenology of episodic future thoughts, but the specific role of each property is not yet fully understood. This study ... [more ▼]

Recent findings suggest that multiple event properties contribute to shape the phenomenology of episodic future thoughts, but the specific role of each property is not yet fully understood. This study shows that different phenomenological features are predicted by distinct event properties. The vividness of an episodic future thought largely depends on the familiarity of its constitutive elements (i.e., the envisioned location, persons and objects), while the visual perspective adopted is instead related to the temporal distance of the imagined event. Cognitive feelings such as the sense of pre-experiencing the future depend on sensory-perceptual qualities, and are further modulated by the personal importance attributed to the event. These findings suggest that the essence of episodic future thought—the sensation of mentally visiting one’s personal future—lies, in part, in the relevance of imagined events with respect to personal goals. [less ▲]

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See detailPerformance on an everyday life activity in persons diagnosed with alcohol dependency compared to healthy controls: Relations between a computerized shopping task and cognitive and clinical variables.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Michel, Céline; Mourad, Haitham et al

in Alcohol & Alcoholism (2012), 47(3), 240-247

Aim: Persons diagnosed with alcohol dependency often suffer from cognitive impairments. Little is known, however, concerning how these cognitive deficits impact complex, everyday life activities. By this ... [more ▼]

Aim: Persons diagnosed with alcohol dependency often suffer from cognitive impairments. Little is known, however, concerning how these cognitive deficits impact complex, everyday life activities. By this experiment, we wished to contribute to a better characterization of the nature of everyday life difficulties in patients with alcohol dependency using a computerized shopping task. Methods: We developed a computerized real-life activity task (shopping task), where participants are required to shop for a list of 8 grocery store items. Twenty individuals diagnosed with alcohol dependency and 20 healthy controls were administered a battery of cognitive tests, clinical scales and the computerized shopping task. Results: Performance on the computerized shopping task significantly differentiated patients and healthy controls for several variables and in particular for Total time. Moreover, Total time to complete the task correlated significantly with several cognitive measures. In particular, poor performance on measures of processing speed, verbal episodic memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibition were significantly correlated with longer Total time. Finally, longer Total time was significantly correlated with poorer everyday life functioning and longer duration of illness. Conclusions: These findings suggest that the computerized task used in the present study is a good proxy measure of the level of everyday life and cognitive functioning of persons diagnosed with alcohol dependency. [less ▲]

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See detailSelf-defining future projections: exploring the identity function of thinking about the future
D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg; Lardi, Claudia; Van der Linden, Martial ULg

in Memory (2012), 20

The act of projecting oneself into meaningful future events may significantly contribute to a person’s sense of self and identity. Yet, if the role of memories, in particular self-defining memories (SDMs ... [more ▼]

The act of projecting oneself into meaningful future events may significantly contribute to a person’s sense of self and identity. Yet, if the role of memories, in particular self-defining memories (SDMs), in grounding the self is now well established, the identity function of anticipated future events has received comparatively little attention. This article introduces the construct of self-defining future projection (SDFP) to address this issue. Two studies show that people can readily identify significant future events that they frequently think about and that convey core information about who they are as individuals. Furthermore, a person’s particular style of constructing SDMs is similarly manifested in SDFPs, suggesting that both types of events can be used to ground the self. Notably, people who display a stronger tendency to extract meaning from their past experiences also reflect more about the potential implications of imagined future events. The results further demonstrate that SDMs and SDFPs both give rise to a strong sense of personal continuity over time and are meaningfully related to self-esteem. Together, these findings lend support to the idea that a person’s sense of self and identity is in part nourished by the anticipation of significant future events. [less ▲]

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See detailRelations between a computerized shopping task and cognitive and clinical variables in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency compared with healthy controls.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Michel, Céline; Pellegrini, Nadia et al

Poster (2011, May 27)

Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency are frequently subject to poor everyday life functioning. However, previous studies have primarily used questionnaires or observational ... [more ▼]

Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency are frequently subject to poor everyday life functioning. However, previous studies have primarily used questionnaires or observational methods to assess everyday life functioning, both of which contain a number of limits. In order to address some of these limits, we developed a computerised real-life activity task, in particular, a shopping task where participants are required to shop for a list of 8 grocery store items. Twenty individuals diagnosed with alcoholic dependence and 21 patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder were compared with 20 and 21 matched healthy controls, respectively. All participants completed the shopping task, and both clinical groups were evaluated with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests and a measure of global functioning. Results showed that, for both clinical groups, performance on the computerised shopping task significantly differentiated patients and healthy controls for a number of variables, especially total time and mean time to consult the shopping list. Performances on shopping task variables, in both clinical groups, were also significantly correlated with neuropsychological tests measuring verbal episodic memory, processing speed and selective attention. Finally, performances on the computerised shopping task were significantly correlated with various clinical variables and with global functioning in both patient groups. These findings suggest that the computerised task used in the present study provides a valid indication of the level of everyday life functioning for these clinical populations, and therefore may be viewed as a valuable instrument in both an evaluation and remediation context. [less ▲]

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See detailRelations between a computerized shopping task and cognitive and clinical variables in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency compared with healthy controls.
Laloyaux, Julien ULg; Michel, Céline; Pellegrini, Nadia et al

in Abstract book of the BAPS Annual Meeting 2011 (2011)

Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency are frequently subject to poor everyday life functioning. However, previous studies have primarily used questionnaires or observational ... [more ▼]

Persons diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependency are frequently subject to poor everyday life functioning. However, previous studies have primarily used questionnaires or observational methods to assess everyday life functioning, both of which contain a number of limits. In order to address some of these limits, we developed a computerised real-life activity task, in particular, a shopping task where participants are required to shop for a list of 8 grocery store items. Twenty individuals diagnosed with alcoholic dependence and 21 patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder were compared with 20 and 21 matched healthy controls, respectively. All participants completed the shopping task, and both clinical groups were evaluated with an extensive battery of neuropsychological tests and a measure of global functioning. Results showed that, for both clinical groups, performance on the computerised shopping task significantly differentiated patients and healthy controls for a number of variables, especially total time and mean time to consult the shopping list. Performances on shopping task variables, in both clinical groups, were also significantly correlated with neuropsychological tests measuring verbal episodic memory, processing speed and selective attention. Finally, performances on the computerised shopping task were significantly correlated with various clinical variables and with global functioning in both patient groups. These findings suggest that the computerised task used in the present study provides a valid indication of the level of everyday life functioning for these clinical populations, and therefore may be viewed as a valuable instrument in both an evaluation and remediation context. [less ▲]

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See detailDissociation between controlled and automatic processes in the behavioral variant of fronto-temporal dementia
Collette, Fabienne ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg; Salmon, Eric ULg

in Journal of Alzheimer's Disease [=JAD] (2011), 22(3), 897-907

A decline of cognitive functioning affecting several cognitive domains was frequently reported in patients with frontotemporal dementia. We were interested in determining if these deficits can be ... [more ▼]

A decline of cognitive functioning affecting several cognitive domains was frequently reported in patients with frontotemporal dementia. We were interested in determining if these deficits can be interpreted as reflecting an impairment of controlled cognitive processes by using an assessment tool specifically developed to explore the distinction between automatic and controlled processes, namely the process dissociation procedure (PDP) developed by Jacoby [1]. The PDP was applied to a word stem completion task to determine the contribution of automatic and controlled processes to episodic memory performance and was administered to a group of 12 patients with the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia (bv-FTD) and 20 control subjects (CS). Bv-FTD patients obtained a lower performance than CS for the estimates of controlled processes, but no group differences was observed for estimates of automatic processes. The between-groups comparison of the estimates of controlled and automatic processes showed a larger contribution of automatic processes to performance in bv-FTD, while a slightly more important contribution of controlled processes was observed in control subjects. These results are clearly indicative of an alteration of controlled memory processes in bv-FTD. [less ▲]

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See detailThe effectiveness of the Attention Training Technique in reducing intrusive thoughts in schizophrenia: A case study
Levaux, Marie-Noëlle ULg; Laroi, Frank ULg; Offerlin-Meyer, Isabelle et al

in Clinical Case Studies (2011), 10(6), 466-484

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the attention training technique (ATT) on the frequency of intrusive thoughts experienced by a person with schizophrenia in her daily life ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the attention training technique (ATT) on the frequency of intrusive thoughts experienced by a person with schizophrenia in her daily life. The attentional procedure was designed to attenuate self-focused attention and to reinforce attentional control and consisted of auditory external exercises. Homework practice was included to promote transfer to everyday life. The efficacy and specificity of the ATT were assessed with cognitive, functional, and control measures. The impact of ATT on symptomatology, work functioning, and self-esteem was also measured. Postrehabilitation results showed that, after nine training sessions, there was a reduction in intrusive thoughts for the cognitive and ecological outcome measures. Selective attention, attention switching, and resistance to distractive interference specifically improved. The person reported a reduction in intrusive thoughts in her daily life. In addition, positive symptoms decreased. Finally, a 6-month follow-up assessment revealed the maintenance of most of the beneficial effects in daily life. [less ▲]

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