Fatigue management by speech-language pathologists for adults with traumatic brain injury

Hicks, Emma J., Larkins, Brigette M. and Purdy, Suzanne C. (2011) Fatigue management by speech-language pathologists for adults with traumatic brain injury. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 2: 145-155. doi:10.3109/17549507.2011.485329


Author Hicks, Emma J.
Larkins, Brigette M.
Purdy, Suzanne C.
Title Fatigue management by speech-language pathologists for adults with traumatic brain injury
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
1754-9507
Publication date 2011-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17549507.2011.485329
Volume 13
Issue 2
Start page 145
End page 155
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract This study uses a qualitative approach to examine common techniques used by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to manage fatigue in communication intervention following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thirteen SLPs from New Zealand hospital and rehabilitation services completed semi-structured interviews in which they discussed their current management strategies. A number of management-related themes recurred throughout the interviews, highlighting the basis of fatigue-management-focused (FMF) communication intervention. The four fatigue-related themes were: intervention structure, client and family strategies, monitoring by both the client and therapist, and lifestyle and daily activities. From these four themes, a model of current SLP practice was developed for clients with TBI. This model will provide the basis for future studies evaluating the effectiveness of FMF communication intervention.
Keyword Traumatic brain injury
Fatigue
Speech language therapy
Communication
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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