National Rehabilitation Hospital

Research Abstracts

Research Projects are listed in alphabetical order under catergory headings; Brain Injury, Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation (PAEDS), Prosthetic Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR), Spinal Cord System of Care (SPSC) and other various topics. Where available, Research Projects have ‘Abstract’ documents that can be downloaded or viewed in your browser window, simply select the buttons indicated in the ‘Available Articles’ columns or ‘Full text’ documents which can be requested by contacting the secretary.

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National Rehabilitation Hospital
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Tel: 01 235 5237

Research Project Available Articles
Brain Injury
A Service Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of an Education Group in an Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation Setting Current
An Exploration of Peri and Post Partum Stroke in the context of Relationships of the Individuals Affected Due
An Exploration of the ways in which Individuals Reconstruct their Sense of Self following Acquired Brain Injury: a Comparative Study of Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury and Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Abstract
An Investigation of Attachment Style and Posttraumatic Growth in a Sample of Adults with an Acquired Brain Injury Current
An Investigation of the Influence of Impaired Autobiographical and Working Memory on Self-Reconstruction following Acquired Brain Injury Abstract
Assessment of Financial Competency in Patients with Acquired Brain Injury Abstract
Awareness and Sustained Attention following Traumatic Brain Injury Abstract
Caregiver Wellbeing: An Examination of the Coping-appraisel Process of Caring for Individuals with an Acquired Brain Injury Abstract
Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury Novel Biomarkers for New Treatments Current
Compensatory Strategies for Activities of Daily Living (ADL): a Comparison of Occupational Therapists’ Expectations and Actual Use following Discharge from Rehabilitation for Aquired Brain Injury Abstract
Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Supports after a Traumatic Brain Injury Abstract
Do Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Survivors who return to Driving report a change in their Driving Behaviour in Comparison to their Pre-Injury Driving Performance? Current
Evaluation of Service Needs and Provisions in Relation to Children and Young People with Acquired Brain Injury in Ireland Due
Parents’ Perspectives on Reintegration of Students with Acquired Brain Injury into the Irish School System Abstract
Prospective Memory Deficit Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Level of Awareness, Rate of Recovery and Psychosocial Outcome Due
Psychological Follow-Up of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury following Neurorehabilitation Current
Rehabilitation of Awareness of Deficits in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Applying a User-Friendly Computerised Intervention Approach Abstract
Self Awareness after Brain Injury: Emotional Distress and Executive Functioning Abstract
The Experience of being in a Long Term Relationship following an Acquired Brain Injury Current
The Reliability of the Community Outing Performance Appraisal (COPA) to Assess the Abilities of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury Abstract
To Assess the New Music Therapy Assessment Tool for Awareness in Disorders of Consciousness (MATADOC), identifying its benefits in assessing patients’ levels of response, contributing to diagnosis and treatment planning as well as monitoring change in disorder of consciousness (DOC) patients Current
Traumatic Brain Injury and Subsequent Rehabilitation – Focussing on the Future Due
Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation (PAEDS)
Music Therapists Strategies in Implementing New Posts in Healthcare Settings Abstract
Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR)
Neuropsychological Functioning and Prosthetic Rehabilitation Outcomes Current
Optimising the Prescription of Prosthetic Technologies (opptec): Outcome Measures for Evidence based Prosthetic Practice and Use Abstract
Psychological Aspects of Amputation: A Cross-Sectional Study Due
Self-Management Training: A Controlled Investigation of its Effectiveness in Improving Coping Skills, Mood and Quality of Life with Patients with Acquired Physical Disability Current
Self Regulation of Goals and Psychosocial Adjustment to Amputation Current
The Impact of Body Image and Psychological Adjustment on Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction after an Amputation Current
Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC)
A Generic Electronic Assisted Technology (EAT) package for Persons with Quadriplegia Abstract
An Evaluation of Virtual Reality Technology as an Occupational Therapy Treatment Tool in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Abstract
An Exploration of Women’s Experience of Learning Self Intermittent Catheterisation following Spinal Cord Injury Current
An Investigation into the Functional Independence of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury following Discharge Abstract
An Investigation into the Occupational Status of Persons with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury Abstract
A Pilot Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Traxon Spinal Cord Repair Stimulator for the Treatment of Complete Spinal Cord Injury in Humans Due
Assessing the Impact of Previous Experience, and Attitudes towards Technology, on levels of Engagement in a Virtual Reality based Occupational Therapy Intervention for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Abstract
Coping and Adjustment following Spinal Cord Injury in an Irish Population Abstract
Investigation into the Effects of Electrical Stimulation in a Spinal Cord Injured Population Abstract
Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Appraisals, Coping and Psychological Outcomes: A Multicentre European Study Due
The Experience of Living with Spinal Cord Injury in the Early Months following Discharge from Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Study on a Male Sample Abstract
The Experience of Parenting for Mothers with Spinal Cord Injury Current
Other Various Topics
An Exploration of Child and Adolescent Sibling’s Experience of Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Abstract
Assessing Brain-Computer Interface Technology as an Alternative Communications Channel for the Disabled Current
Assessment of Perceived Stress amongst Nursing Staff in a Rehabilitation Hospital Abstract
National Drug-Related Deaths Index Current
Nurses’ Perceptions of their Role as part of the Multi-professional Team in an Acute Rehabilitation Setting Abstract
Standards of Practice in Irish and UK Hydrotherapy Pools Due
Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention (SCIP): Does it Work? Abstract
The Prevalence of Osteoporosis in the Disabled Population at the National Rehabilitation Hospital Abstract