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There is fair evidence to suggest that clients with traumatic brain injury observe fewer everyday memory failures (scoring 22.5 points less on the Everyday Memory Questionnaire) after 9 weeks of notebook training


Prepared by:

David Quach, 4th year undergraduate Occupational Therapy Student, University of Western Sydney, Australia



May 2003

Review Date:

5th May 2005

Clinical Question:

Is the use of memory aids effective in improving the recall in clients with brain injury post discharge compared to any other/no treatment?

Clinical Scenario:

N / A

Clinical Bottom Line:

There is fair evidence (level 2b) to suggest that notebook training decreases self-reported memory failures of clients with traumatic brain injury after 9 weeks of training.

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