Jennifer Fleming

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Some method of assessing self-awareness of deficits in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is required to increase our understanding of the phenomenon, and to then evaluate strategies for clinical intervention with patients who lack such self-awareness. Options for the assessment of self-awareness of deficits following TBI are reviewed. The most(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the interrelationships between metacognitive skills and measures of emotional status and executive function following acquired brain injury (ABI), and examine their relative importance to psychosocial outcomes. DESIGN A cross-sectional multicentre study employing correlational and multiple regression analyses. PARTICIPANTS(More)
Previous studies have established that prospective memory is commonly affected following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study examines whether demographic factors, injury severity and site, executive function, and metacognitive factors predict prospective memory performance in adults with TBI, using a cross-sectional multivariate correlational model.(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To profile early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their family caregivers. RESEARCH DESIGN Prospective longitudinal study with data collected at three time points: pre-discharge and 1- and 3-months post-discharge. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Participants included 26(More)
Reasons for prospective remembering and forgetting after traumatic brain injury (TBI) were investigated using Ellis' (1996) five phases of prospective memory as a framework. Participants were 38 individuals with severe TBI and 34 controls. Participants self-rated their perceived reasons for prospective remembering and forgetting using section C of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the service and support needs of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their family caregivers during the transition phase from hospital to home. METHODS The study utilised a qualitative research design. Participants included 20 individuals with ABI and 18 family caregivers recruited from a specialist inpatient brain injury(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To explore the transition experiences from hospital to home of a purposive sample of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI). RESEARCH DESIGN Phenomenological, qualitative design. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 13 individuals with ABI (mean time since discharge = 15.2 months) and 11 family(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self-awareness, emotional distress, motivation, and outcome in adults with severe traumatic brain injury. A sample of 55 patients were selected from 120 consecutive patients with severe traumatic brain injury admitted to the rehabilitation unit of a large metropolitan public hospital.(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To describe a prospective memory rehabilitation programme based on a compensatory training approach and report the results of three case studies. RESEARCH DESIGN Programme evaluation using pre- and post-intervention assessments and telephone follow-up. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Three participants with traumatic brain injury completed 8(More)
Unawareness related to brain injury has implications for participation in rehabilitation, functional outcomes, and the emotional well-being of clients. Addressing disorders of awareness is an integral component of many rehabilitation programmes, and a review of the literature identified a range of awareness interventions that include holistic(More)