Executive and Compensatory Memory Retraining in Traumatic Brain Injury.
Activities of Daily Living, Amnesia, Brain Damage, Brain Injuries, Follow-Up Studies, Middle Aged, Rehabilitation Centers, Wechsler Scales
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.
Freeman, M. R.,
(1992). Executive and Compensatory Memory Retraining in Traumatic Brain Injury.. Brain Injury, 6(1), 65-70.
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