The NeuroPage system for children and adolescents with neurological deficits

Wilson, B.A., Emslie, H., Evans, J.J. , Quirk, K., Watson, P. and Fish, J. (2009) The NeuroPage system for children and adolescents with neurological deficits. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12(6), pp. 421-426. (doi:10.3109/17518420903200573)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/17518420903200573

Abstract

Objective: Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of a paging system, NeuroPage, in helping survivors of brain injury compensate for everyday memory and planning problems. This study examines the effectiveness of the paging system in the sub-group of 12 children and adolescents with neurological deficits who took part in a larger study. Methods: Twelve participants aged 8–17 years took part in a randomized controlled crossover trial in which their completion of everyday goals was monitored prior to and during use of the NeuroPage system, where participants were sent reminder messages regarding tasks they should complete. Results: All 12 young people showed significant improvements in carrying out everyday tasks between the baseline and treatment phases. Conclusions: The NeuroPage system can be successfully used by children and adolescents with neurological deficits and can alleviate some of the everyday difficulties caused by their memory and planning difficulties.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evans, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Wilson, B.A., Emslie, H., Evans, J.J., Quirk, K., Watson, P., and Fish, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Developmental Neurorehabilitation
ISSN:1751-8423

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