A longitudinal study of self-awareness: Functional deficits underestimated by persons with brain injury

Fleming, J. M. and Strong, J. (1999) A longitudinal study of self-awareness: Functional deficits underestimated by persons with brain injury. Occupational Therapy Journal of Research, 19 1: 3-17.

Author Fleming, J. M.
Strong, J.
Title A longitudinal study of self-awareness: Functional deficits underestimated by persons with brain injury
Journal name Occupational Therapy Journal of Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0276-1599
Publication date 1999
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 17
Total pages 15
Place of publication New Jersey, USA
Publisher American Occupational Therapy Foundation/Slack orp
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract A longitudinal study of 55 adults with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) investigated the areas of function for which they lacked self-awareness of their level of competency. Data were collected at 3 and 12 months post-injury using the Patient Competency Rating Scale. Self-awareness was measured by comparing patient self-ratings with the ratings of an infor mant. The results were consistent with previous studies, indicating that self-awareness was most impaired for activities with a large cognitive and socioemotional component, and least impaired for basic activities of daily living, memory activities, and overt emotional responses. For most areas of function that were overestimated at 3 months post-injury, self-awareness subsequently improved during the first year after injury.
Keyword Rehabilitation
Insight
Head Injury
Rehabilitation
Cognition
Severe Head-injury
Adults
Trauma
Q-Index Code C1

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