Feasibility and consumer satisfaction ratings following an intervention for families who have a child with acquired brain injury Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to ascertain the feasibility and consumer satisfaction ratings of families who received an adapted pediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) 'Signposts for Building Better Behavior' program in either group- or telephone-support delivery formats. METHODS: Forty-eight families of children aged between 3 and 12 years with mild, moderate, and severe ABI completed Signposts in group (n=23) or telephone-support (n=25) format consisting of nine information booklets, a DVD, and Workbook. RESULTS: All parents approved of the skills taught and a majority felt the materials were helpful in both managing challenging behavior associated with brain injury, and teaching new skills to their brain injured child. All parents rated a high level of feasibility for all of the Signposts materials. CONCLUSION: The current research has provided preliminary evidence for the feasibility and satisfaction of a family-centered parent-based behavioral intervention program called Signposts to be used with a pediatric ABI population. It also provides evidence for a less costly option of intervention delivery via telephone-support.

authors

  • Woods, Damith T
  • Catroppa, Cathy
  • Giallo, Rebecca
  • Matthews, Jan
  • Anderson, Vicki A

publication date

  • May 15, 2012