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Sabina Brennan
Ian H Robertson
Brian A. Lawlor
Michelle E Kelly



psychology alzheimer disease rehabilitation general health questionnaire cognitive psychology well being world health organisation self efficacy alzheimer s disease ad

Cognitive Rehabilitation for Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease (2013)

Abstract Background: Cognitive rehabilitation (CR) is an individualised, goal-based intervention for people with progressive conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The aim of CR is to enable people with cognitive impairments to achieve improved performance on personally relevant goals and everyday functional activities. Our research will investigate the clinical efficacy of individualised, goal-based CR interventions in early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Methods: Up to ten participants with early-stage AD will be recruited to take part in the study. Participants are required to be community dwelling, have a formal diagnosis of AD, and score [18 on the MMSE. Family carers will also be invited to participate. The study will incorporate a single case, multiple-baseline design, with up to five personal rehabilitative goals identified for each participant. Intervention sessions will be conducted for 60–90 min, once per week over 8 weeks. Baseline, post-intervention, and follow-up data will be included. Primary outcomes of interest include progress with rehabilitation goals, goal satisfaction, and self reported quality of life. Secondary outcomes include cognitive and everyday functioning, and memory self efficacy. Outcomes of interest for caregivers include caregiver strain, quality of life, and general health. Results: Goal attainment scaling procedures will be used to evaluate progress with individual goals. Standardized outcome measures for the person with AD will include; the Bangor Goal Setting Interview, Quality of Life-AD, Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale. Outcome measures for the carer will include the Zarit BurdenInterview, World Health Organisation Quality of Life scale—short version, and the General Health Questionnaire. Conclusions: Potential implications of CR interventions will be discussed with regard to cognitive and everyday functioning for people with early stage Alzheimer’s disease; and quality of life and well-being of family caregivers.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Cognitive psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Submitted
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Conference or Workshop Item

Full list of authors on original publication

Sabina Brennan, Ian H Robertson, Brian A. Lawlor, Michelle E Kelly

Experts in our system

Sabina Brennan
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 47
Ian H Robertson
Trinity College Dublin
Total Publications: 162
Brian A. Lawlor
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 125
Michelle E Kelly
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 51