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Title: Family based memory rehabilitation following severe closed head injury
Author: Hickox, Anne
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1993
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Family and other social support is increasingly being recognised as a necessary component for comprehensive rehabilitation of the head injured. This study investigates the potentially constructive roles for relatives as co-therapists in ameliorating problems that persist after discharge from hospital and in-patient rehabilitation, if available. These are:- (a) As a source of information to help delineate the patient's problems. (b) As co-therapists, taking part in the planning and process of treatment. Four memory aids/mnemonics were devised and adapted from the literature on cognitive remediation aimed at reducing day-to-day memory problems. A multiple baseline design was used. The results suggest that relatives have a potential value in helping to achieve generalisation of memory techniques to real life environments. Single case studies highlight, the principles and practicalities of intervention, and the issues of family dynamics that arise during the course of treatment.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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