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A comparison of the content of memory rehabilitation groups for patients with neurological disabilities

O'Brien, Marie Claire; das Nair, Roshan; Lincoln, Nadina

Authors

Marie Claire O'Brien

Roshan das Nair roshan.dasnair@nottingham.ac.uk

Nadina Lincoln Nadina.Lincoln@nottingham.ac.uk

Abstract

The aim of the study was to compare the fidelity of manualised group memory rehabilitation programmes for participants with neurological disabilities. A sample of 11 neurological patients with memory problems, enrolled in a ran¬domised controlled trial comparing compensation, restitution and self-help treatments, were observed during group sessions. Time-sampling was used to record the activity of the participants and the content of the discussion at one minute intervals. There was a significant difference between groups in the amount of time the group leader and participants spent talking (p < .001). Par¬ticipants in the compensation and restitution groups spent significantly more time in memory rehabilitation discussion than participants in the self-help group (p < .001). There was also a significant difference between the amount of time spent discussing internal and external memory aids in the com¬pensation and restitution groups (p < .001). These results support the fidelity of the interventions provided. This study also highlights the usefulness of time-sampling as a method to record the content and activity in rehabilitation groups.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Dec 24, 2012
Journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 0960-2011
Electronic ISSN 1464-0694
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Institution Citation O'Brien, M. C., das Nair, R., & Lincoln, N. (2012). A comparison of the content of memory rehabilitation groups for patients with neurological disabilities. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 23(3), doi:10.1080/09602011.2012.753920
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2012.753920
Keywords Memory rehabilitation, Effectiveness, Time-sampling, Treatment fidelity, Brain damage
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09602011.2012.753920
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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