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Development and Application of a Home Based Cognitive Stimulation Program

Objective: Develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive stimulation program to be used by family members.

Design: Longitudinal study of people with TBI as controls or receiving the treatment.

Setting: Home environment.

Participants: 23 people with TBI receiving the treatment program in their homes, 28 people receiving standard of care without the treatment program.

Intervention: A program to promote cognitive stimulation using materials available in the home.

Outcome Measures: Mini Mental State Examination, Community Integration Questionnaire, Satisfaction with Life measured at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months. Referral to vocational rehabilitation was also monitored.

Results: Based on repeated measures ANOVA there was no difference in outcome for the control and treatment groups.

Conclusions: The intervention has not been proven to increase the pace of recovery within 6 months of injury.

Registry Project Number: 159
Lead Investigator: Novack, T
Lead Center for Project: University of Alabama
Date of Completion: 09/30/2003
Type: Local
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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