Feasibility and consumer satisfaction ratings following an intervention for families who have a child with acquired brain injury

Damith T. Woods, Cathy Catroppa, Rebecca Giallo, Jan Matthews, Vicki A. Anderson

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Abstract

Objective: Our objective was to ascertain the feasibility and consumer satisfaction ratings of families who received an adapted pediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) 'Signposts for Building Better Behavior' program [25] in either group- or telephone-support delivery formats. Methods: Forty-eight families of children aged between 3 and 12 years with mild, moderate, and severe ABI completed Signposts in group (n=23) or telephone-support (n=25) format consisting of nine information booklets, a DVD, and Workbook. Results: All parents approved of the skills taught and a majority felt the materials were helpful in both managing challenging behavior associated with brain injury, and teaching new skills to their brain injured child. All parents rated a high level of feasibility for all of the Signposts materials. Conclusion: The current research has provided preliminary evidence for the feasibility and satisfaction of a family-centered parent-based behavioral intervention program called Signposts to be used with a pediatric ABI population. It also provides evidence for a less costly option of intervention delivery via telephone-support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-198
Number of pages10
JournalNeuroRehabilitation
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acquired brain injury
  • children
  • intervention
  • tele-health

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