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Erin Paige RobbinsFollow

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18-8-2017 10:00 AM

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18-8-2017 11:30 AM

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One to two million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) take place each year in the U.S. resulting in an estimated 153 related deaths every day, making it a major health concern due to disability and death. Surviving a TBI can result in a lifetime of neurological deficiencies and disabilities, yet no medically accepted treatments have been identified. Holistic treatments such as neurofeedback are often overlooked, even though the improvements and positive benefits are significant and quantifiable in patients with TBIs. The aim of this integrative literature review was to evaluate the effectiveness of neurofeedback as treatment for patients with TBIs, and analyzed the positive or negative effect(s) of neurofeedback. Reviewed literature was obtained from the following databases: CINAHL Complete, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health, PsychInfo, and PubMed. Search terms included: traumatic brain injury, and neurofeedback. Twelve studies that integrated neurofeedback with TBI revealed that neurofeedback therapy is advantageous. The benefits include an increase in neural connections and cognitive function, improvement of lingering negative effects, and enhancement of quality of life. In addition, the effectiveness and long-term benefits were considered, including reasons neurofeedback is not being utilized. Neurofeedback therapy demonstrates success for helping individuals who are recovering from TBIs.

Keywords: neurofeedback, traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Effects of Neurofeedback Therapy on Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Abstract

One to two million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) take place each year in the U.S. resulting in an estimated 153 related deaths every day, making it a major health concern due to disability and death. Surviving a TBI can result in a lifetime of neurological deficiencies and disabilities, yet no medically accepted treatments have been identified. Holistic treatments such as neurofeedback are often overlooked, even though the improvements and positive benefits are significant and quantifiable in patients with TBIs. The aim of this integrative literature review was to evaluate the effectiveness of neurofeedback as treatment for patients with TBIs, and analyzed the positive or negative effect(s) of neurofeedback. Reviewed literature was obtained from the following databases: CINAHL Complete, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health, PsychInfo, and PubMed. Search terms included: traumatic brain injury, and neurofeedback. Twelve studies that integrated neurofeedback with TBI revealed that neurofeedback therapy is advantageous. The benefits include an increase in neural connections and cognitive function, improvement of lingering negative effects, and enhancement of quality of life. In addition, the effectiveness and long-term benefits were considered, including reasons neurofeedback is not being utilized. Neurofeedback therapy demonstrates success for helping individuals who are recovering from TBIs.

Keywords: neurofeedback, traumatic brain injury (TBI).

 

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