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Cognitive rehabilitation groups : a thematic analysis of feasibility and perceived benefits for clients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury living in the Western Cape

dc.contributor.authorWilson, Abigailen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWills, Petaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPretorius, Chrismaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSwartz, Leslieen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T08:57:12Z
dc.date.available2016-09-13T08:57:12Z
dc.date.issued2015--08-20
dc.identifier.citationWilson, A., et al. 2015. Cognitive rehabilitation groups : a thematic analysis of feasibility and perceived benefits for clients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury living in the Western Cape. African Journal of Disability, 4(1):1-7, doi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.175
dc.identifier.issn2226-7220 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2223-9170 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99652
dc.descriptionCITATION: Wilson, A., et al. 2015. Cognitive rehabilitation groups : a thematic analysis of feasibility and perceived benefits for clients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury living in the Western Cape. African Journal of Disability, 4(1):1-7, doi:10.4102/ajod.v4i1.175.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.ajod.org
dc.description.abstractBackground: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has a significant impact on the burden of care within the South African setting, impacting on the individual, the family, and the community as a whole. Often the consequences of TBI are permanent, resulting in numerous financial and emotional stressors. Objective: This research focusses on the experience of outpatient cognitive rehabilitation groups for individuals who have suffered moderate to severe brain injuries within the South African setting. Method: Participants with moderate to severe brain injury were required to attend five cognitive rehabilitation groups and engage in a semistructured interview. Qualitative data were examined via thematic analysis, to determine participants’ subjective experiences of group participation. Results: There is a need within the South African setting for cognitive rehabilitation and support groups for individuals who have experienced a TBI. The benefits were notable for both the individuals attending and their support systems. In spite of the benefits there were notable limitations to attendance, including financial restrictions and transport limitations. Conclusion: According to participants and their families, there is a scarcity of resources within the Western Cape for clients who have sustained a TBI. Despite limitations in capacity to attend there appears to be a need for structured outpatient cognitive rehabilitation programmes integrating the complex cognitive and emotional challenges faced by individuals with TBI and their families.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.ajod.org/index.php/ajod/article/view/175
dc.format.extent7 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAOSIS Publishingen_ZA
dc.subjectCognitive therapyen_ZA
dc.subjectTraumatic brain injuryen_ZA
dc.subjectBrain -- Trauma -- Rehabilitationen_ZA
dc.subjectBrain damage -- Patients -- Careen_ZA
dc.titleCognitive rehabilitation groups : a thematic analysis of feasibility and perceived benefits for clients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury living in the Western Capeen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
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