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Descriptions of memory rehabilitation group interventions for neurological conditions: a systematic review

Martin, Kristy-Jane; Sinclair, Emma; das Nair, Roshan

Authors

Kristy-Jane Martin kristy.martin@nottingham.ac.uk

Emma Sinclair emma.sinclair@nottingham.ac.uk

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



Abstract

Objective: To establish what aspects of group-based cognitive rehabilitation for memory problems are reported, and to develop a checklist for authors, which may to improve reporting of these interventions in future studies.
Data sources: A systematic search was conducted on Web of Knowledge, CINAHL, MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE and PsycINFO electronic databases (last search: 01/05/2015).
Review methods: Articles were included if the sample were adults with a neurological disorder, the intervention was group-based cognitive rehabilitation for memory problems, and if the study was a randomised controlled trial. Articles were independently screened for inclusion and data extracted by two researchers, with the third researcher arbitrating any disputes.
Results: Fourteen studies were included in this review. The reporting of certain aspects of an intervention was found to be poor, particularly in relation to: duration of the programme (6 of 14 studies did not report), the development of the intervention (7 of 14 studies did not discuss), and the content and structure of intervention (7 of the 14 studies did not provide details).
Conclusion: This review found that the overall reporting of memory rehabilitation content and format is poor. Refinement and adaption of pre-existing checklists to capture aspects of cognitive rehabilitation programmes may help authors when reporting complex interventions. A draft checklist is provided that could be refined and validated in further research.

Citation

Martin, K., Sinclair, E., & das Nair, R. (2016). Descriptions of memory rehabilitation group interventions for neurological conditions: a systematic review. Clinical Rehabilitation, 30(7), https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515595273

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 13, 2015
Online Publication Date Jul 30, 2015
Publication Date Jul 1, 2016
Deposit Date Aug 19, 2015
Publicly Available Date Aug 19, 2015
Journal Clinical Rehabilitation
Print ISSN 0269-2155
Electronic ISSN 1477-0873
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 7
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215515595273
Keywords cognitive rehabilitation, memory rehabilitation, systematic review
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/29622
Publisher URL http://cre.sagepub.com/content/30/7/705
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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