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Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2007 Jun;17(3):314-34.

Prospective memory in adults with traumatic brain injury: an analysis of perceived reasons for remembering and forgetting.

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  • 1Occupational Therapy Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland, Australia.


Reasons for prospective remembering and forgetting after traumatic brain injury (TBI) were investigated using Ellis' (1996) five phases of prospective memory as a framework. Participants were 38 individuals with severe TBI and 34 controls. Participants self-rated their perceived reasons for prospective remembering and forgetting using section C of the Comprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory (CAPM). Significant others also rated participants using the same scale. Analyses were conducted to examine the effect of group membership (TBI or control) on reported reasons for prospective remembering and forgetting. Findings highlighted the TBI group's difficulties with encoding, performance interval, and execution phases of prospective remembering.

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