EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
Ontario Mental Health Foundation; Medical Research Council of Canada; Dalhousie University
Effectiveness of Attention Rehabilitation after an Acquired Brain Injury: A Meta-Analysis
Park, N. W., & Ingles, J. L.
Neuropsychology, 15(2), 199-210.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a meta-analysis of quantitative studies investigating the effect of attention intervention on adults with acquired brain injury following stroke or traumatic brain injury. Treatments included cognitive exercises to directly retrain attention or functional tasks targeting specific skills that critically require attention.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Adults with an acquired brain injury following a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or surgical lesion.
Intervention/Assessment: “The treatment had to involve practice performing either cognitive exercises or specific skills that critically require attention” (p. 201).
Number of Studies Included: 30
Years Included: 1966 – June 1997
Keywords: Brain Injury, Stroke, Attention, Cognition, Cognitive Rehabilitation
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Added to Compendium: December 2011