The therapeutic results of an experimental neuropsychological
rehabilitation program, Function-Oriented Guidance (FOG), for patients with
mild cognitive disturbances were examined and compared with a regular
Function Training (FT) program. FOG is based on thorough evaluation of
neuropsychological test results, psychoeducation, and individual
counseling. Within the FOG group, but not the FT group, patients' worries
decreased and their level of knowledge increased. The results imply that
psychoeducation may be of therapeutic value in patients with cognitive
disturbances because it improves the way they cope with their handicaps.
Contrary to expectations, between-group analyses showed few differences
between the programs. Nevertheless, it can be concluded that
psychoeducation for cognitively disturbed patients can contribute to
improving their quality of life. However, further research with more
patients is necessary.