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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425328/the-use-of-a-smartwatch-as-a-prompting-device-for-people-with-acquired-brain-injury-a-single-case-experimental-design-study
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Matthew Jamieson, Mattia Monastra, Graeme Gillies, Rumen Manolov, Breda Cullen, Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Stephen Brewster, Jonathan Evans
Prompting-based memory compensation is a potential application for smartwatches. This study investigated the usability and efficacy of a Moto360 smartwatch as a memory aid. Four community dwelling adults with memory difficulties following acquired brain injury (ABI) were included in an A-B-A single case experimental design study. Performance of everyday memory tasks was tested over six weeks with the smartwatch and software provided during weeks three and four. Participants were asked to use their usual memory aids and strategies during the control phases (weeks 1-2, 5-6)...
April 20, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424029/baseline-executive-control-ability-and-its-relationship-to-language-therapy-improvements-in-post-stroke-aphasia-a-systematic-review
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Tijana Simic, Elizabeth Rochon, Elissa Greco, Rosemary Martino
PURPOSE: To review current evidence on the relationship between executive control (EC) and post-treatment language gains in adults with post-stroke aphasia. METHOD: Electronic databases (CINAHL, Cochrane Trials, Embase, MEDLINE, MEDLINE-in-Process and PsycINFO) were systematically searched (year 2000 - present). Abstracts and full-text articles were reviewed by two independent raters against pre-specified criteria: original research with N > 2; at least 90% adults with stroke, all undergoing treatment for acquired aphasia; pre-treatment EC abilities were compared to language gains post-treatment across studies...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424025/selective-reminding-of-prospective-memory-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Joshua D McKeever, Maria T Schultheis, Tiffanie Sim, Jessica Goykhman, Kristina Patrick, Dawn M Ehde, Steven Paul Woods
OBJECTIVE: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with prospective memory (PM) deficits, which may increase the risk of poor functional/health outcomes such as medication non-adherence. This study examined the potential benefits of selective reminding to enhance PM functioning in persons with MS. METHOD: Twenty-one participants with MS and 22 healthy adults (HA) underwent a neuropsychological battery including a Selective Reminding PM (SRPM) experimental procedure...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421910/multi-step-treatment-for-acquired-alexia-and-agraphia-part-ii-a-dual-route-error-scoring-system
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Katrina Ross, Jeffrey P Johnson, Swathi Kiran
Dual-route neuropsychological models posit two distinct but interrelated pathways for reading and writing: the lexical and the sublexical. Individuals with reading/writing deficits often rely on the combined power of the integrated system to perform print-processing tasks. The resultant errors reflect varying degrees of lexical and sublexical accuracy in a single production; however, no system presently exists to analyze errors robustly in both routes. The goal of this project was to develop a system that simultaneously, quantitatively, and qualitatively captures changes in lexical and sublexical errors following treatment...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421872/role-of-valued-living-and-associations-with-functional-outcome-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Celia Pais Hons, Jennie L Ponsford, Kate R Gould Clin Neuro, Dana Wong
Valued living (VL) is associated with improved enjoyment and engagement with daily activities despite negative emotional state or ongoing pain. However, the role of VL in recovery following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has yet to be investigated. This study aimed to examine changes in VL over the course of recovery and variables associated with VL. Participants with moderate-to-severe TBI were recruited from a rehabilitation hospital in three cohorts: "Early" (n = 25), "Mid" (n = 9) and "Late" (n = 36) post-TBI...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421871/exploring-predictors-of-work-competence-in-schizophrenia-the-role-of-theory-of-mind
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Margherita Bechi, Marco Spangaro, Alessandro Pigoni, Elena Ripamonti, Mariachiara Buonocore, Federica Cocchi, Laura Bianchi, Carmelo Guglielmino, Antonella Rita Mastromatteo, Roberto Cavallaro, Marta Bosia
In schizophrenia employment rate is dramatically low, also among patients receiving job support interventions. Recent studies showed a direct relationship between neurocognitive deficits and work functioning, as well as proving the benefits of combined neurocognitive and work interventions. Current evidence also supports a role of Theory of Mind (ToM), on work functioning. However, the effect of integrated rehabilitation programmes including a social cognitive training on job outcome is still less explored...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421863/a-meta-analysis-of-task-related-influences-in-prospective-memory-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#7
Daniela Wong Gonzalez, Lori Buchanan
Prospective memory is the ability to remember to do something in the future and it is essential to every-day functional independence. Traumatic brain injury is associated with frequent and persistent prospective memory deficits. This study presents a review and meta-analysis investigating the effects of task parameters on prospective memory performance of individuals with TBI. Individual studies using continuous behavioural measures of prospective memory with a sample of adults with TBI and matched controls were included...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421858/multi-step-treatment-for-acquired-alexia-and-agraphia-part-i-efficacy-generalisation-and-identification-of-beneficial-treatment-steps
#8
Jeffrey P Johnson, Katrina Ross, Swathi Kiran
Reading and writing impairments are common in individuals with post-stroke aphasia. Treatment typically aims to improve the function of one of these modalities by strengthening aspects of either lexical or sublexical processing. In the present study, eight adults with acquired alexia and agraphia were administered a comprehensive treatment targeting specific lexical and sublexical processes underlying reading and/or writing. Two participants were trained in reading and six were trained in writing. Throughout treatment, reading and writing accuracy were monitored for trained items, as well as untrained but orthographically and semantically related items...
April 19, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420294/smart-recognising-the-value-of-existing-practice-and-introducing-recent-developments-leaving-no-stone-unturned-in-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-the-pdoc-patient
#9
H Gill-Thwaites, K E Elliott, R Munday
Over the last 25 years there have been a number of papers highlighting the issues of high rates of misdiagnosis in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC) (Andrews, K., Murphy, L., Munday, R., & Littlewood, C. (1996). Misdiagnosis of the vegetative state: Retrospective study in a rehabilitation unit. BMJ, 313(7048), 13-16; Childs, N. L., Mercer, W. N., & Childs, H. W. (1993). Accuracy of diagnosis of persistent vegetative state. Neurology, 43(8), 1465-1467). Surprisingly, these rates still remain at the same level despite defined criteria for diagnosis (Schnakers, C...
April 18, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412882/effects-of-a-behaviour-management-technique-for-nursing-staff-on-behavioural-problems-after-acquired-brain-injury
#10
Ieke Winkens, Caroline van Heugten, Climmy Pouwels, Anne-Claire Schrijnemaekers, Resi Botteram, Rudolf Ponds
The ABC method is a behaviour management technique for use by nurses. ABC refers to the identification of Antecedent events, target Behaviours, and Consequent events. In this longitudinal intervention study with double baseline measurements we evaluated the effectiveness of the ABC method in patients with behavioural problems after acquired brain injury. Fifty-six patients participated in this study. Outcome was measured in terms of overall neuropsychiatric problem behaviour, aggression, apathy and emotional burden experienced by nurses...
April 17, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399792/understanding-the-decision-making-environment-for-people-in-minimally-conscious-state
#11
Kudret Yelden, Sarah Sargent, Jo Samanta
Patients in minimally conscious state (MCS) show minimal, fluctuating but definitive signs of awareness of themselves and their environments. They may exhibit behaviours ranging from the ability to track objects or people with their eyes, to the making of simple choices which requires the ability to recognise objects and follow simple commands. While patients with MCS have higher chances of further recovery than people in vegetative states, this is not guaranteed and their prognosis is fundamentally uncertain...
April 11, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399719/living-without-an-amygdala
#12
Barbara A Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399715/prevalence-of-coma-recovery-scale-revised-signs-of-consciousness-in-patients-in-minimally-conscious-state
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Sarah Wannez, Olivia Gosseries, Deborah Azzolini, Charlotte Martial, Helena Cassol, Charlène Aubinet, Jitka Annen, Géraldine Martens, Olivier Bodart, Lizette Heine, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Aurore Thibaut, Camille Chatelle, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Athena Demertzi, Caroline Schnakers, Anne-Françoise Donneau, Steven Laureys
Different behavioural signs of consciousness can distinguish patients with an unresponsive wakefulness syndrome from patients in minimally conscious state (MCS). The Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) is the most sensitive scale to differentiate the different altered states of consciousness and eleven items detect the MCS. The aim of this study is to document the prevalence of these items. We analysed behavioural assessments of 282 patients diagnosed in MCS based on the CRS-R. Results showed that some items are particularly frequent among patients in MCS, namely fixation, visual pursuit, and reproducible movement to command, which were observed in more than 50% of patients...
April 11, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393594/constructing-robust-selves-after-brain-injury-positive-identity-work-among-members-of-a-female-self-help-group
#14
Jan Gelech, Melanie Bayly, Michel Desjardins
Despite common experiences of identity damage, decline, and deterioration, many brain injury survivors succeed in reconstructing robust identities in the wake of injury. Yet, while this accomplishment greatly benefits survivors' quality of life, little is known about how positive identity work might be facilitated or enhanced in therapeutic institutions. Drawing on data from a women's self-help group, we argue that an egalitarian, reflective, strength-focused, and gender-segregated environment can provide female ABI (acquired brain injury) survivors with a fertile scene for identity enhancement and offer unique opportunities for collective identity development...
April 10, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391771/the-lived-experience-of-behaviours-of-concern-a-qualitative-study-of-men-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Kate Rachel Gould, Amelia J Hicks, Malcolm Hopwood, Justin Kenardy, Iveta Krivonos, Narelle Warren, Jennie L Ponsford
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Behaviours of Concern (BoC) are a debilitating consequence of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Whilst perspectives of clinicians, carers and family members on BoC have been previously explored, few qualitative studies have included individuals with TBI. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of BoC in individuals with TBI, their close others and clinicians. METHOD: Eleven males with TBI and BoC were recruited and 25 semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted (9 individuals with TBI, 9 close others, 7 clinicians)...
April 10, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385110/theory-of-mind-plasticity-in-aging-the-role-of-baseline-verbal-knowledge-and-executive-functions
#16
Serena Lecce, Irene Ceccato, Alessia Rosi, Federica Bianco, Sara Bottiroli, Elena Cavallini
Theory of Mind (ToM) refers to the ability to attribute mental states to the self and others in order to explain and predict social behaviour. Meta-analytic results have shown a decline in ToM abilities in healthy older adults. Recent research has also highlighted the possibility of enhancing older adults' ToM performance through group conversations focused on mental states. Our aim was to determine whether the extent to which older people benefited from a ToM training was predicted by performance on a battery of executive functioning tasks, on baselines in ToM tasks, on verbal knowledge...
April 7, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385054/detecting-early-recovery-of-consciousness-a-comparison-of-methods
#17
Kristin V Day, Michael V DiNapoli, John Whyte
Early detection of the return of consciousness has important implications for prognosis and rehabilitation access. The aim of this study was to compare the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R) with individualised quantitative behavioural assessments (IQBA) to determine which method is capable of detecting command-following earlier and more consistently in persons with disorders of consciousness (DoC). Data from 27 patients with DoC, who underwent both assessments concurrently during inpatient rehabilitation, were retrospectively analysed...
April 7, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385064/the-assessment-of-language-and-the-emergence-from-disorders-of-consciousness
#18
Amy Pundole, Sarah Crawford
In order to demonstrate emergence from a disorder of consciousness (DoC) an individual is currently required to demonstrate functional object use of two objects, or functional communication defined as accurately answering six yes/no questions on two consecutive occasions (Giacino et al., 2002 ). In practice, experienced speech and language therapists (SLTs) working with this group often focus on facilitating object use or employ other language tasks, since achieving a 100% accurate yes/no response can be difficult for patients following an extensive brain injury due to language and/or cognitive impairments...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385053/using-real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-to-restore-right-occipital-cortex-activity-in-patients-with-left-visuo-spatial-neglect-proof-of-principle-and-preliminary-results
#19
Fabien Robineau, Arnaud Saj, Rémi Neveu, Dimitri Van De Ville, Frank Scharnowski, Patrik Vuilleumier
Hemineglect is common after right parietal stroke, characterised by impaired awareness for stimuli in left visual space, with suppressed neural activity in the right visual cortex due to losses in top-down attention signals. Here we sought to assess whether hemineglect patients are able to up-regulate their right visual cortex activity using auditory real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) neurofeedback. We also examined any effect of this training procedure on neglect severity. Two different neurofeedback methods were used...
April 6, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351198/outcomes-of-a-community-based-treatment-programme-for-people-with-acquired-brain-injury-in-the-chronic-phase-a-pilot-study
#20
Marij Middag-van Spanje, Sanne Smeets, Jolanda van Haastregt, Caroline van Heugten
The objective of the study was to evaluate the outcomes of Brainz, a low intensity community-based treatment programme for people with acquired brain injury (ABI). Participants were 62 people with sustained ABI (5.2 years post-injury, SD = 4.5) and 35 family caregivers. Participants attended two to five cognitive and physical group modules and received two hours of individual home treatment every two weeks. Primary outcomes for people with ABI were participation, perceived difficulties in daily life and need of care, level of goal attainment, and self-esteem...
March 28, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
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