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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 NAIR Roshan.dasnair@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

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.

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), https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2012.753920

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2012
Publication Date Dec 24, 2012
Deposit Date Jul 14, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 14, 2016
Journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 0960-2011
Electronic ISSN 1464-0694
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2012.753920
Keywords Memory rehabilitation, Effectiveness, Time-sampling, Treatment fidelity, Brain damage
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34986
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.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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