Motor abilities, executive functions and cerebral blood flow in pediatric cancer survivors

Benzing, Valentin Johannes; Federspiel, Andrea; Spitzhüttl, Janine Sophie; Siegwart, Valerie; Kiefer, Claus; Slavova, Nedelina Bozhidarova; Grotzer, Michael; Steinlin, Maja; Leibundgut, Kurt; Schmidt, Mirko; Everts, Regula (11 October 2018). Motor abilities, executive functions and cerebral blood flow in pediatric cancer survivors (Unpublished). In: Forschertag der Universität-Kinderkliniken Bern. Bern. 11.10.2018.

Survival rates for pediatric cancer have increased up to over 80%, because of improved diagnostic tools and treatment. However, pediatric cancer survivors bear a high risk for late effects including executive function deficits, impaired motor abilities and altered brain structure and function. Since, interventions targeting these difficulties are required aim of the ongoing Brainfit study is 1st to investigate executive functions, motor abilities, brain structure and function in pediatric cancer survivors compared to typically developing children; and 2nd to investigate the efficacy of cognitive and physical training in pediatric cancer survivors. Since only the first measurement point is nearly finished, an overview about the progress of the study and some preliminary analyses of the first study aim will be presented.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Abstract)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Translational Research Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Sport Science (ISPW) > Sport Science I

Graduate School:

Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory (SGS-CLM)

UniBE Contributor:

Benzing, Valentin Johannes; Federspiel, Andrea; Spitzhüttl, Janine Sophie; Siegwart, Valerie; Kiefer, Claus; Slavova, Nedelina Bozhidarova; Steinlin, Maja; Leibundgut, Kurt; Schmidt, Mirko and Everts, Regula

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
700 Arts > 790 Sports, games & entertainment
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Valentin Johannes Benzing

Date Deposited:

26 Nov 2018 13:32

Last Modified:

03 May 2019 14:47

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121571

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