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Efficacy of Prospective Memory Rehabilitation Project

Description
This project is a collaborative project between University of Queensland, Griffith University and Metro South Health aimed at exploring the efficacy of prospective memory rehabilitation in combination with metacognitive skills training for people with traumatic brain injury

Rationale
Impairment of prospective memory (PM) is common following traumatic brain injury, negatively impacting independent living. Poor self-awareness however often compromises generalisation of PM rehabilitation efforts.

Metacognitive skills training (MST) is a cognitive rehabilitation approach that attempts to improve self-awareness. Combining PM rehabilitation with MST may be effective at improving rehabilitation efforts and enhancing skill generalisation for prospective memory and psychosocial outcomes.

Participants
People with traumatic brain injury and significant others

Key Features
Randomised controlled trial

The first of its kind to trial combination interventions for prospective memory and metacognitive skills training

Multicentre collaborative project

Funding
This project is funded under a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant

Research/Evaluation Strategies
Randomised controlled trial with three groups, namely a prospective memory and metacognitive skills training (PM + MST) group, a prospective memory only (PM only) group and a waitlist control group.

Participants in the two active treatment groups (PM + MST) or (PM) will receive a 6 week standardised intervention consisting of six 2 hour weekly training sessions.

Outcomes measures will include prospective memory performance in everyday life and levels of psychosocial reintegration as well as prospective memory function, strategy use, self-awareness and level of support need

Blinded assessments will be conducted pre and post intervention and then again at 3 and 6 month follow-up

Publications
There are no publications to date for this project



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Last updated: 7 September 2017