Time Pressure Management as a Compensatory Strategy Training after Closed Head Injury
SourceNeuropsychological Rehabilitation, 10, 1, (2000), pp. 47-65
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Following severe closed head injury, deficits in speed of information processing are common. As a result, many head-injured patients experience a feeling of information overload in daily life tasks that once were relatively easy. Many remedial programmes have been designed that treat different aspects of attention (often including mental speed requirements) by repetitive exercises. In the present study, a different approach to slow information processing has been taken, namely Time Pressure Management. TPM consists of a set of alternative cognitive strategies that allow head-injured patients in real life tasks to compensate for their mental slowness. In a randomized pre-post-post group study, the effectiveness of TPM training was compared with concentration training in which verbal instruction was the key element. The results indicate that specific TPM strategies are learned by the experimental subjects but that both treatments improve task performance significantly for an information intake task. TPM, however, produces greater gains than concentration training and also appears to generalise to other measures of speed and memory function.
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