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Research Abstracts

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)
  • 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.

Guidelines for the publication of an Abstract on the NRH Website.

All research documentation and project work is the property of the National Rehabilitation Hospital and must not be used without prior written consent. For further information please write to the secretary.

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Research ProjectAvailable Articles
Brain Injury
A Service Evaluation of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of an Education Group in an Outpatient Brain Injury Rehabilitation SettingCurrent
An Exploration of Peri and Post Partum Stroke in the context of Relationships of the Individuals AffectedDue
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 InjuryAbstract
An Investigation of Attachment Style and Posttraumatic Growth in a Sample of Adults with an Acquired Brain InjuryCurrent
An Investigation of the Influence of Impaired Autobiographical and Working Memory on Self-Reconstruction following Acquired Brain InjuryAbstract
Assessment of Financial Competency in Patients with Acquired Brain InjuryAbstract
Awareness and Sustained Attention following Traumatic Brain InjuryAbstract
Caregiver Wellbeing: An Examination of the Coping-appraisel Process of Caring for Individuals with an Acquired Brain InjuryAbstract
Cognitive Impairments in Traumatic Brain Injury Novel Biomarkers for New TreatmentsCurrent
Compensatory Strategies for Activities of Daily Living (ADL): a Comparison of Occupational Therapists’ Expectations and Actual Use following Discharge from Rehabilitation for Aquired Brain InjuryAbstract
Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Supports after a Traumatic Brain InjuryAbstract
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 IrelandDue
Parents’ Perspectives on Reintegration of Students with Acquired Brain Injury into the Irish School SystemAbstract
Prospective Memory Deficit Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Level of Awareness, Rate of Recovery and Psychosocial OutcomeDue
Psychological Follow-Up of Adults with Acquired Brain Injury following NeurorehabilitationCurrent
Rehabilitation of Awareness of Deficits in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Applying a User-Friendly Computerised Intervention ApproachAbstract
Self Awareness after Brain Injury: Emotional Distress and Executive FunctioningAbstract
The Experience of being in a Long Term Relationship following an Acquired Brain InjuryCurrent
The Reliability of the Community Outing Performance Appraisal (COPA) to Assess the Abilities of Adults with Acquired Brain InjuryAbstract
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) patientsCurrent
Traumatic Brain Injury and Subsequent Rehabilitation – Focussing on the FutureDue
Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation (PAEDS)
Music Therapists Strategies in Implementing New Posts in Healthcare SettingsAbstract
Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR)
Neuropsychological Functioning and Prosthetic Rehabilitation OutcomesCurrent
Optimising the Prescription of Prosthetic Technologies (opptec): Outcome Measures for Evidence based Prosthetic Practice and UseAbstract
Psychological Aspects of Amputation: A Cross-Sectional StudyDue
Self-Management Training: A Controlled Investigation of its Effectiveness in Improving Coping Skills, Mood and Quality of Life with Patients with Acquired Physical DisabilityCurrent
Self Regulation of Goals and Psychosocial Adjustment to AmputationCurrent
The Impact of Body Image and Psychological Adjustment on Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction after an AmputationCurrent
Spinal Cord System of Care (SCSC)
A Generic Electronic Assisted Technology (EAT) package for Persons with QuadriplegiaAbstract
An Evaluation of Virtual Reality Technology as an Occupational Therapy Treatment Tool in Spinal Cord Injury RehabilitationAbstract
An Exploration of Women’s Experience of Learning Self Intermittent Catheterisation following Spinal Cord InjuryCurrent
An Investigation into the Functional Independence of Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury following DischargeAbstract
An Investigation into the Occupational Status of Persons with Incomplete Spinal Cord InjuryAbstract
A Pilot Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of the Traxon Spinal Cord Repair Stimulator for the Treatment of Complete Spinal Cord Injury in HumansDue
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 RehabilitationAbstract
Coping and Adjustment following Spinal Cord Injury in an Irish PopulationAbstract
Investigation into the Effects of Electrical Stimulation in a Spinal Cord Injured PopulationAbstract
Longitudinal Investigation of Cognitive Appraisals, Coping and Psychological Outcomes: A Multicentre European StudyDue
The Experience of Living with Spinal Cord Injury in the Early Months following Discharge from Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Study on a Male SampleAbstract
The Experience of Parenting for Mothers with Spinal Cord InjuryCurrent
Other Various Topics
An Exploration of Child and Adolescent Sibling’s Experience of Paediatric Traumatic Brain InjuryAbstract
Assessing Brain-Computer Interface Technology as an Alternative Communications Channel for the DisabledCurrent
Assessment of Perceived Stress amongst Nursing Staff in a Rehabilitation HospitalAbstract
National Drug-Related Deaths IndexCurrent
Nurses’ Perceptions of their Role as part of the Multi-professional Team in an Acute Rehabilitation SettingAbstract
Standards of Practice in Irish and UK Hydrotherapy PoolsDue
Strategies for Crisis Intervention & Prevention (SCIP): Does it Work?Abstract
The Prevalence of Osteoporosis in the Disabled Population at the National Rehabilitation HospitalAbstract
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