Self-awareness of Prospective Memory Failure in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury

Fleming, Jennifer M., Shum, David H. K. and Roche, Nadine L. (2002) Self-awareness of Prospective Memory Failure in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain Injury, 16 11: 931-945. doi:10.1080/02699050210138581


Author Fleming, Jennifer M.
Shum, David H. K.
Roche, Nadine L.
Title Self-awareness of Prospective Memory Failure in Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
1362-301X
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02699050210138581
Volume 16
Issue 11
Start page 931
End page 945
Total pages 15
Editor Jeff Kreutzer
Nathan Zasler
Place of publication Abingdon
Publisher Taylor and Francis Ltd
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract The frequency of prospective memory failure in individuals with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) was investigated by comparison with a non-brain-injured control group. Self-awareness of prospective memory function was also assessed by comparing self-ratings with ratings by significant others. Study participants included 33 individuals with severe TBI and 29 non-brain-injured persons. Each participant nominated a close friend or relative who completed the informant's version of the questionnaire. Participants and their significant others both rated the participants' frequency of prospective memory lapses using the Comprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory (CAPM). An independent groups design was adopted to compare the TBI and control groups. No significant difference was found between the TBI and control participants' self-ratings of frequency of prospective memory failure, but ratings by significant others were significantly different. The TBI group demonstrated less self-awareness (i.e. underestimated the frequency of prospective memory failure compared to significant others) than the control group.
Keyword Neurosciences
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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