Exploring effects of interventions for cognitive recovery from mild head injury under three conditions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163171
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring effects of interventions for cognitive recovery from mild head injury under three conditions
Author(s):
Roy, Sister Callista; Underwood, Patricia; Looper, Ruthann
Author Details:
Sr. Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Theorist, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: callista.roy@bc.edu; Patricia Underwood, RN, BS; Ruthann Looper, RN, MSN
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of interventions for cognitive recovery from mild head injury. The aim was to identify the differences in the cognitive recoveries of patients with mild head injuries who received three types of intervention. Theoretical Framework: n/a. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Methods included entering patients into the three conditions in serial sequence. Group 1 was seen by the nurse on four occasions and given basic information about head injury and cognitive recovery. For Group 2 received a planned protocol of critical period processing intervention by the nurse that included 10 to 12 hours of cognitive processing practice over the first month of recovery. The third group had the same intervention, but the practice sessions were held by the participant's lay study partner who was coached by the nurse. Practice sessions for Groups 2 and 3 included simultaneous, successive, and planning skills such as: copying symbols, learning word lists, and completing puzzles. Cognitive functioning for all three groups was evaluated using seven tasks from the Das-Luria Battery, which has a strong theoretical and psychometric basis. The research design was serial pilot interventions with repeated measures with ten subjects in each group. For each group processing skills were tested at four critical periods of recovery including: T1: following the injury; T2: at one week; T3: one month; and T4: six months. Results: Findings are displayed in graphs that are used to explore issues such as: effects of type of intervention, timing and dose of the intervention and characteristics of the participant and environment that may be more conductive to intervention effectiveness. Conclusions and Implications: Implications include recommendations for refining interventions for further research and specific education for ED nurses to improve the discharge planning of the patient with mild head injury.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
19th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring effects of interventions for cognitive recovery from mild head injury under three conditionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Sister Callistaen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnderwood, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLooper, Ruthannen_US
dc.author.detailsSr. Callista Roy, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Nurse Theorist, Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA, email: callista.roy@bc.edu; Patricia Underwood, RN, BS; Ruthann Looper, RN, MSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163171-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of interventions for cognitive recovery from mild head injury. The aim was to identify the differences in the cognitive recoveries of patients with mild head injuries who received three types of intervention. Theoretical Framework: n/a. Methods (Design, Sample, Setting, Measures, Analysis): Methods included entering patients into the three conditions in serial sequence. Group 1 was seen by the nurse on four occasions and given basic information about head injury and cognitive recovery. For Group 2 received a planned protocol of critical period processing intervention by the nurse that included 10 to 12 hours of cognitive processing practice over the first month of recovery. The third group had the same intervention, but the practice sessions were held by the participant's lay study partner who was coached by the nurse. Practice sessions for Groups 2 and 3 included simultaneous, successive, and planning skills such as: copying symbols, learning word lists, and completing puzzles. Cognitive functioning for all three groups was evaluated using seven tasks from the Das-Luria Battery, which has a strong theoretical and psychometric basis. The research design was serial pilot interventions with repeated measures with ten subjects in each group. For each group processing skills were tested at four critical periods of recovery including: T1: following the injury; T2: at one week; T3: one month; and T4: six months. Results: Findings are displayed in graphs that are used to explore issues such as: effects of type of intervention, timing and dose of the intervention and characteristics of the participant and environment that may be more conductive to intervention effectiveness. Conclusions and Implications: Implications include recommendations for refining interventions for further research and specific education for ED nurses to improve the discharge planning of the patient with mild head injury.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:02:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:02:39Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name19th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationProvidence, Rhode Island, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Building Communities of Scholarship and Research, held April 12-14, 2007 at The Westin Providence.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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