Everyday memory self-assessed by adult patients with acquired brain damage and their significant others
2006 (English)In: Neuropsychological rehabilitation (Print), ISSN 0960-2011, E-ISSN 1464-0694, Vol. 16, 257-271 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Self-assessment of everyday memory dysfunction was examined in a sample of 48 patients with acquired brain injury. A modified version of the Everyday Memory Questionnaire (EMQ20) was used as an interview. Patients were compared to 30 persons without brain injury. EMQ20 was completed by significant others (SOs) to both patients and controls. Patients reported a higher frequency of memory problems (days per week) and more distress due to memory deficits compared to controls. A high degree of consistency was found between patient and SO ratings on these measures. No difference was found on the total usage of memory aids, but patients asked other people more for a reminder and used loose notes less than controls. Implications for rehabilitation and future research are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 16, 257-271 p.
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37350Local ID: 34845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-37350DiVA: diva2:258199