Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Digital gadgets outperform diaries in brain injury rehabilitation

I have always thought that a nice iPhone is better than a paper diary, both for neuropsychologists and their clients. It beeps at you when you need to do something, and unlike a paper diary, it is generally in your pocket or your handbag.

Your typical young male with head injury is particularly prone to forgetting his diary. He usually tells you that he forgot it, while he is sitting across from you at a desk on which lies his mobile phone.

Well, I have came upon a study that formally proves the superiority of electronic gizmos in a nice, controlled study. It comes from Royal Rehabilitation Centre in Sydney, and the Chief Investigator is Belinda Carr, Occupational Therapy Leader. To read a press release, go to http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2011/06/28/3254725.htm.

I will try to contact her and ask her about her work in this area. Watch this space.

Izabela

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