| Published: December 25, 2016
Feasibility of Home-Based Attention Retraining On People with Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of a 4-week home based attention retraining of people with mild or moderate traumatic brain injury. Purposive sampling was done to choose seven participants with attention deficit with mild or moderate traumatic brain injury as the sample of study. The Intervention consisted of tasks such as cancellation of letters, cancellation of symbols with distracters and dictation. Training in administering the intervention was given for patients as well as their caregivers. A baseline assessment for the above mentioned parameter and post-test assessment (after 5 weeks) were done on the participants to assess the impact of the intervention. The research design was informal experimental design before and after without control group. The post-test scores showed that the home based attention retraining has a positive impact on the attention of the participants. However, this couldn’t be proved statistically because of its small sample size. The involvement of the caregiver as well as the motivation level of the participant was observed to have significant impact on the participants’ performance along with several others. Home- based attention retraining was found to be effective, further rigorous studies with larger sample size and control group is suggested.
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© 2016 A M Sunny
Received: October 15, 2016; Revision Received: November 25, 2016; Accepted: December 25, 2016
Published in Volume 04, Issue 1, October-December, 2016