A randomized controlled trial of prospective memory rehabilitation in adults with traumatic brain injury

Shum, David, Fleming, Jennifer, Gill, Hannah, Gullo, Matthew J. and Strong, Jenny (2011) A randomized controlled trial of prospective memory rehabilitation in adults with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43 3: 216-223. doi:10.2340/16501977-0647

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Author Shum, David
Fleming, Jennifer
Gill, Hannah
Gullo, Matthew J.
Strong, Jenny
Title A randomized controlled trial of prospective memory rehabilitation in adults with traumatic brain injury
Journal name Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1650-1977
Publication date 2011-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2340/16501977-0647
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 43
Issue 3
Start page 216
End page 223
Total pages 8
Place of publication Uppsala, Sweden
Publisher Stiftelsen Rehabiliteringsinformation / Foundation for Rehabilitation Information
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To examine the efficacy of compensatory prospective memory training, preceded by self-awareness training for adults with traumatic brain injury.

Design: Randomized controlled trial with 4 intervention groups: (i) self-awareness plus compensatory prospective memory training; (ii) self-awareness training plus active control; (iii) active control plus compensatory prospective memory training; and (iv) active control only.

Subjects: Forty-five rehabilitation patients with moderate–severe traumatic brain injury living in the community.

Methods: Four groups of participants completed an 8-session individual intervention programme with pre- and postassessment by a blind assessor on a standardized test of prospective memory, actual strategy use, relatives’ ratings of prospective memory failure, and level of psychosocial reintegration.

Results: Larger changes in prospective memory test score and strategy use were found in groups with compensatory prospective memory training compared with those groups without.

Conclusion: The results provide evidence that prospective memory can be improved in patients with traumatic brain injury using a compensatory approach in a relatively short duration and low intensity intervention.  
Keyword Brain injuries
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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