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Systematic review of therapeutic interventions in occupational therapy for children with traumatic brain injury

Date

2010

Authors

Ferland, Erik Richard, author
Sample, Pat, advisor
Greene, David, committee member
Seger, Carol, committee member

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Objective: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic evidence-based search and review of the published literature pertaining to occupational therapy interventions for children with traumatic brain injuries. Data sources: The databases searched included PsychINFO (EBSCOhost), Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost), CINAHL (EBSCOhost) and PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost) as well as the reference lists of articles found. Search terms: Whole words included brain, head. Wild card searches included child*, injur*, p?ediat*, rehab*, interven*, traum*, occupation*, therap*. Inclusion criteria for research articles: The participants must be children and youth with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained from birth -2 1 years old; the intervention must be an associated occupational therapy intervention; the study must include between groups designs, with either quasi-experimental or randomized experimental design, and within subject single subject designs. Data interpretation: The author assessed each article against a rubric that looked at the quality various aspects of the study (e.g. design, methods, and outcome variables). Results: The researcher analyzed six articles with a total of 39 children with TBI. Three articles researched restrain therapy, one researched Lycra-based splints, one researched an antecedent behavioral intervention, and one discussed a problem solving intervention for families of children with TBI. Conclusion: The researchers found positive effects for the CIT interventions, the antecedent behavioral intervention and the family problem-solving intervention. The researchers who looked at the Lycra splinting found mixed results that were inconclusive.

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2010 Spring.
Includes bibliographic references (pages 30-34).
Covers not scanned.
Print version deaccessioned 2022.

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Occupational therapy for children
Brain-damaged children -- Rehabilitation
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation

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