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Fatigue management after Acquired Brain Injury : A qualitative study aimed to uncover perspectives regarding an eHealth fatigue management intervention after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Braake, E. te (2021) Fatigue management after Acquired Brain Injury : A qualitative study aimed to uncover perspectives regarding an eHealth fatigue management intervention after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).

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Abstract:Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is brain damage that occurs during the life course and is not related to congenital disorders, developmental disabilities, or processes that progressively damage the brain. ABI is among the most prevalent neurological impairments. Among a wide range of persistent symptoms, fatigue is one of the most prevalent symptoms reported after an ABI. Fatigue is a barrier to ABI survivors’ lives and has negative effects on social, physical, and cognitive functioning. Although fatigue has negative effects on quality of life, there is little evidence regarding the effectiveness of fatigue management interventions for ABI survivors. Due to the limited evidence of fatigue management interventions, it is important to investigate perspectives of ABI survivors and health professionals regarding an eHealth intervention for fatigue management after ABI. This information can be valuable for intervention developments targeted at ABI survivors. Especially since eHealth interventions are increasingly used to improve healthcare. The current study aims to answer the following research question: What are the perspectives of health professionals and survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) about an eHealth intervention that targets fatigue management for patients who did not receive any kind of clinical rehabilitation following their Acquired Brain Injury?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/86530
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