Short Tilte:A trial of neuropsychologic rehabilitation in mild-spectrum traumatic brain injury
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):05, 86, 8, 1565-1574.
Study examined the effects of a neuropsychologic rehabilitation program on the psychological and neuropsychological functioning of people with mild and moderate traumatic brain injury. Patients were assigned to: (1) the treatment group, which received 50 minutes of individual cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and 50 minutes of individual cognitive remediation, 3 times a week for 11 weeks; or (2) the no-treatment control group. Outcome measures included the Symptoms Check List-90R General Symptom Index and scales of depression, anxiety, coping, attention, and neuropsychological functioning. Compared with the control group, the treatment group showed significantly improved emotional functioning, including lower anxiety and depression. Most significant improvements in emotional distress were noted at 1 month and 3 months after treatment. Performance a measure of divided auditory attention also improved, but no changes were noted in community integration scores.