EBP Compendium: Summary of Systematic Review
An Evidence-Based Review of Cognitive and Behavioral Rehabilitation Treatment Studies in Children with Acquired Brain Injury
Laatsch, L., Harrington, D., et al.
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 22(4), 248-256.
Indicators of Review Quality:
The review addresses a clearly focused question
Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided
Search strategy is described in sufficient detail for replication
Included studies are assessed for study quality
Quality assessments are reproducible
Description: This is a review of experimental and non-experimental studies investigating cognitive and behavioral rehabilitation for children with acquired brain injury. More specifically, it was designed to address clinical questions pertaining to the availability of evidence to define effective cognitive and behavioral treatments for children and adolescents who suffered an acquired brain injury.
Question not specifically stated.
Population: Individuals aged 0-19 years an acquired brain injury
Intervention/Assessment: Cognitive and behavioral intervention
Number of Studies Included: 28
Years Included: 1980 to March 1996
- “Service providers of children and adolescents with acquired brain injury (ABI) should consider providing attention remediation to assist recovery” (p. 252).
- Additional research, particularly “experimentally derived, prospective studies with randomly assigned experimental-control groups and masked outcome measures” (p. 252), needs to be completed.
Keywords: Brain Injury, Behavioral Treatments, Cognition
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Added to Compendium: December 2011