Presenter Information

Claudia Cuneo

Date

9-2020

Faculty Sponsor

Amy Everitt

Abstract / Description

How do patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) persist with their cognitive rehabilitation during a pandemic? Journaling became an important aspect of the program provided by Supportive Living, a non-profit organization that provides residential and long-term wellness programs for survivors of TBI. This project represents how journaling was introduced, implemented and analyzed to determine cognitive improvements while patients were unable to attend typical exercise programs due to restrictions on the use of facilities during the COVID pandemic. A variety of cognitive exercises were completed by TBI patients who were then asked to journal their experience. The results of the journaling were used to track brain healing progress. Examples are shared in this presentation.

Academic Department

Healthcare Studies

COinS
 

At Home Cognitive Workouts for TBI Patients: The Use of Journaling During a Pandemic

How do patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) persist with their cognitive rehabilitation during a pandemic? Journaling became an important aspect of the program provided by Supportive Living, a non-profit organization that provides residential and long-term wellness programs for survivors of TBI. This project represents how journaling was introduced, implemented and analyzed to determine cognitive improvements while patients were unable to attend typical exercise programs due to restrictions on the use of facilities during the COVID pandemic. A variety of cognitive exercises were completed by TBI patients who were then asked to journal their experience. The results of the journaling were used to track brain healing progress. Examples are shared in this presentation.

 

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