Impacto de um programa holístico de reabilitação neuropsicológica na qualidade de vida de pessoas com lesão cerebral adquirida

Translated title of the contribution: The impact of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program on quality of life of patients with acquired brain injury

Ana Almeida, Sandra Guerreiro, Benedita Martins-Rocha, Artemisa Rocha Dores, Selene G. Vicente, Fernando Barbosa, Alexandre Castro-Caldas

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Abstract

After acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation aims to increase the individual’s functionality promoting their Quality of Life (QoL). The main goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program (HNRP) on quality of life dimensions. Twenty subjects with ABI participated, mean age 30 years (SD=7.62). Participants were assessed pre and post intervention, with a six months interval, using Quality of Life After Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) A paired-sample t-test was conducted for data analyzes, with corrected p for multiple comparisons. Significant results after intervention were observed at all dimensions: total [t(19) = -4.59, p < .001], cognitive [t(19) = -2.31, p = .003], self [t(19) =-5.76, p < .001], DLAs (daily life activities) [t(19) = -3.18, p = .001], social [t(19) = -1.29, p = .001], emotional [t(19) = -1.85, p = .001], except on physical [t(19) = -1.78, p = .01]. Results suggest that intervention, after ABI, with the HNRP improves patients’ QoL.
Translated title of the contributionThe impact of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program on quality of life of patients with acquired brain injury
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)61-74
JournalPsychologica
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation
  • Quality of life
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Outcome evaluation

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