An occupation-based video feedback intervention for improving self-awareness: Protocol and rationale

Julia Schmidt, Jennifer Fleming, Tamara Ownsworth, Natasha A. Lannin

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Background. Impaired self-awareness can limit rehabilitation outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Video feedback on occupational performance has been found to improve self-awareness after TBI when delivered according to specific principles. Purpose. The purpose of this article is to describe an occupation-based video feedback intervention found to be effective in a randomized controlled trial to assist with translation into clinical practice. Key Issues. The intervention uses therapistmediated video feedback on clients' occupational performance, aiming to facilitate self-reflection on performance and improve self-awareness. This paper describes the theoretical background, intervention principles, and protocol of the intervention. Implications. Therapists can use video feedback intervention, incorporating the principles in this article, to improve people's intellectual awareness and ability to recognize and correct errors during task performance after TBI without a negative impact on emotional status.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-63
Number of pages10
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • autorégulation
  • Awareness
  • Cognitive therapy
  • conscience
  • ergothérapie
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • réadaptation
  • Self-regulation
  • thérapie cognitive

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