Use of a portable voice organizer to remember therapy goals in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: A within-subjects trial

Short Title:
Use of a portable voice organizer to remember therapy goals in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: A within-subjects trial
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J44810.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2002, vol. 17, issue 6, pp 556-570
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study investigates whether the use of a portable voice organizer could help people with traumatic brain injury remember their current treatment goals. The study was a within-subjects design in which memory for recorded therapy goals was compared to memory for goals not recorded. Clinicians generated statements describing 6 current therapy goals and 3 were randomly recorded on the device during the next case management session. Participants selected 3 times each day to listen to the goals when an alarm sounded. Each participant's recall for the 6 goals was tested one week after the session in which the goals were recorded. Results showed that recorded goals were recalled better than unrecorded goals.
Author(s):
Hart, Tessa; Hawkey, Karen; Whyte, John
Author Address(es):

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