National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, India
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Gen Med
TBI constitute significant burden on health care resources in world over the impact on a person and family can be devastating. Patients with TBI experience persistent cognitive deficits, emotional changes, which contribute to the disruption of activities of daily living. The recovery of TBI would be maximized by appropriate rehabilitation. EEG Neurofeedback is an emerging neuroscience-based clinical application. The study examined the efficacy of using EEG-NFT as intervention in TBI, 60 patients were recruited for this study after obtaining informed consent. Rivermead Head Injury Follow-up Questionnaire, Rivermead Post Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire and Visual Analog Scale were used to assess the behavioral and symptomatology associated with post TBI. Neuropsychological assessment was carried out using NIMHANS neuropsychological battery 2004. The intervention group received NFT and the waitlist group did not receive any treatment during this phase. Patients were allocated to intervention and waitlist group at random. There were 30 patients in each group. Patients were given 20 sessions of NFT Patients were trained on the O1 and O2 channels for alpha theta training. Each session was of 40 minutes duration with 5-6 sessions per week. The waitlist group underwent assessment after one month. Results showed NFT is effective in ameliorating deficits in cognitive functions and quality of life in patients with TBI. Improvements were also corroborated by the clinical interview, with patients and significant others post NFT.