Unawareness of cognitive deficits and daily functioning among persons with traumatic brain injuries

Dan Hoofien, Asaf Gilboa, Eli Vakil, Ohr Barak

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Abstract

This study examines levels of unawareness of cognitive deficits and their relationship to functional outcome among persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data from 61 persons with TBI and 34 family members consisting of various measures were used. The results suggest that awareness of cognitive deficits is not differentially distributed along a concrete-abstract continuum of cognitive domains. Awareness in this sample was significantly related to psychiatric symptomatology and partially associated with behavior disturbances and daily functioning, but not with vocational outcomes. Persons with TBI who over-estimated their cognitive abilities were found to function worse on most outcome measures, except vocation, than persons who did not overestimate their abilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-290
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by research grants from the Rehabilitation Department at the Israeli Ministry of Defense and from the National Security Institute of Israel.

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