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Training paid caregivers to improve their conversations with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Behn, Nicholas and Togher, Leanne and Power, Emma
Training paid caregivers to improve their conversations with people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Paid caregivers are frequently involved in the lives of people with TBI with cognitive-communication disorders but no research has evaluated training to improve their interactions. This paper describes an RCT that evaluates a communication partner-training program for paid caregivers of people with TBI. Training was found to improve the skills of paid caregivers and have a significant impact on conversations that involved people with TBI. The long-term effectiveness of the intervention was demonstrated with skills maintained at 6-months follow-up. This research has implications for health professionals that work both with paid caregivers and people with severe TBI. 

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2246
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)