College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Executive and Compensatory Memory Retraining in Traumatic Brain Injury.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1992

Keywords

Activities of Daily Living, Amnesia, Brain Damage, Brain Injuries, Follow-Up Studies, Middle Aged, Rehabilitation Centers, Wechsler Scales

Publication Title

Brain Injury

ISSN

0269-9052

Volume

6

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

A controlled treatment outcome study was conducted comparing the efficacy of memory remediation treatment with no treatment on traumatic brain-injury patients. The memory remediation treatment consisted of both compensatory and executive training skills and was delivered 6 hours weekly over a 2 1/2-week period. Six subjects in the treatment group and 6 subjects in the control group were matched on WAIS-R FSIQ scores, pre-test memory scores and age. Pre- and post-test measures were obtained for both groups on a paragraph memory task. A significant difference was demonstrated between the treatment and control post-test memory scores. The experimental group significantly improved memory scores beyond that of the control group, suggesting that memory remediation is effective for head-injury patients with memory deficits. Discussion of findings and suggestions for further investigation are presented.

DOI

10.3109/02699059209008124