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Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Objective This study examined if computerized cognitive testing is as effective in assessing people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) as traditional assessments. Computerized testing is more time and cost efficient, but the validity of this type of assessment needs further study. Participants There were fifty patients who were recruited from the Emergency Department of […]

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

This research was presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC in October 2012. Objective To study the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement. Participants & Setting There were 50 participants […]

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

This research set out to determine if appropriate assessments in psychological and cognitive brain function weaknesses in children and adolescents with epilepsy may help to plan and track medical treatment and educational planning. Context Children with epilepsy have a range of cognitive ability, but tend to have more difficulty than healthy children.  A diffusion tensor […]

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]

CKNW's lynda steele interviews Copeman

CKNW’s Lynda Steele interviews Copeman team on pressing health topics

CKNW’s Lynda Steele spoke with Copeman’s clinical team about the latest on fertility, menopause, weight loss, brain health, men’s health, hormone replacement therapy and travel health.

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your kids healthy. But are you doing everything to maximize their brain health?

You are only as old as your telomeres

You are only as old as your telomeres

Your biological age can speed up or slow down, depending on biological and environmental events in your life. But how can you tell how old you are, biologically?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist.

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Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Concurrent Validity of CNS Vital Signs in Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Objective This study examined if computerized cognitive testing is as effective in assessing people with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) as traditional assessments. Computerized testing is more time and cost efficient, but the validity of this type of assessment needs further study. Participants There were fifty patients who were recruited from the Emergency Department of […]

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

Comparing Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Trauma Controls on CNS Vital Signs

This research was presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference in Vancouver, BC in October 2012. Objective To study the effectiveness of the CNS Vital Signs (CNS-VS) in measuring cognitive function in patients with mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) compared to more traditional forms of measurement. Participants & Setting There were 50 participants […]

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents with Epilepsy

This research set out to determine if appropriate assessments in psychological and cognitive brain function weaknesses in children and adolescents with epilepsy may help to plan and track medical treatment and educational planning. Context Children with epilepsy have a range of cognitive ability, but tend to have more difficulty than healthy children.  A diffusion tensor […]

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]

CKNW's lynda steele interviews Copeman

CKNW’s Lynda Steele interviews Copeman team on pressing health topics

CKNW’s Lynda Steele spoke with Copeman’s clinical team about the latest on fertility, menopause, weight loss, brain health, men’s health, hormone replacement therapy and travel health.

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

5 tips for brain-healthy kids

As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your kids healthy. But are you doing everything to maximize their brain health?

You are only as old as your telomeres

You are only as old as your telomeres

Your biological age can speed up or slow down, depending on biological and environmental events in your life. But how can you tell how old you are, biologically?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

An evidence-based checklist to assess neuropsychological outcomes of epilepsy surgery: How good is the evidence?

The purpose of this study was to determine psychological function in patients who underwent epilepsy surgery. To efficiently assess these patients, researchers created an evidence-based checklist.