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Everyday memory self-assessed by adult patients with acquired brain damage and their significant others.
Uppsala University, Interfaculty Units, Centrum för klinisk forskning, Gävleborg.
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2006 (English)In: Neuropsychol Rehabil, ISSN 0960-2011, Vol. 16, no 3, 257-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Self-assessment of everyday memory dysfunction was examined in a sample of 48 patients with acquired brain injury. A modified version of the Everyday Memory Questionnaire (EMQ20) was used as an interview. Patients were compared to 30 persons without brain injury. EMQ20 was completed by significant others (SOs) to both patients and controls. Patients reported a higher frequency of memory problems (days per week) and more distress due to memory deficits compared to controls. A high degree of consistency was found between patient and SO ratings on these measures. No difference was found on the total usage of memory aids, but patients asked other people more for a reminder and used loose notes less than controls. Implications for rehabilitation and future research are discussed.

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2006. Vol. 16, no 3, 257-71 p.
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Adult, Brain Injuries/*epidemiology, Family, Female, Humans, Male, Memory Disorders/*diagnosis/*epidemiology, Middle Aged, Observer Variation, Questionnaires, Research Support; Non-U.S. Gov't, Severity of Illness Index
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-81307PubMedID: 16835151OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-81307DiVA: diva2:109222
Available from: 2006-08-11 Created: 2006-08-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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