Improved self-awareness and coping strategies for patients with acquired brain injury-A group therapy programme
2010 (English)In: Brain Injury, ISSN 0269-9052, E-ISSN 1362-301x, Vol. 24, no 6, 823-832 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Primary objective: This study evaluates the effects of a group therapy programme for anticipatory self-awareness and coping strategies. Design: The study includes methodological triangulation using three methods to gather data: an overall self-report questionnaire, Self Regulation Skills Interview (SRSI) and focus group interview. Subjects: Twenty-one individuals with acquired brain injury participated in a group therapy programme. Methods: A self-report questionnaire developed and used especially for evaluation of the described intervention was used at the end of the last session of the group therapy programme. The Self Regulation Skills Interview-SRSI, was used within 2 weeks before and after the subjects participated in one group program. Three Focus groups were used as a third method for data collection. The Focus group interviews were accomplished 1 month after each group programme. Results: The individuals increased their self-awareness and strategy behaviour significantly. Participating in the group therapy programme had had an effect on their life and work situation and on their self-confidence. Conclusions: A structured group therapy programme helps patients with acquired brain injury understand the consequences of their neuropsychological deficits, helps them improve awareness of their impairments and helps them develop coping strategies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare , 2010. Vol. 24, no 6, 823-832 p.
Acquired brain injury; self-awareness; coping strategies; group therapy programme; evidence
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58239DOI: 10.3109/02699051003724986ISI: 000279504700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-58239DiVA: diva2:337997