Interventions for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): Do specific approaches restrict the evolution of comprehensive patient care?

Horton, Lindsay; Duffy, Tim and Martin, Colin R. (2014) Interventions for alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD): Do specific approaches restrict the evolution of comprehensive patient care? Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 21 (5). pp. 408-419. ISSN 0968-7637

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Abstract

Aims: The prevalence of alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) is recognised to be increasing in the Western world. The aim of this paper is to review the evidence concerning interventions in ARBD. Design and Methods: Systematic review. Findings: 469 papers were identified of which 49 of which were suitable for inclusion. 20 concerned neuropsychological interventions; 5 detailed psychosocial interventions; and 24 focussed on pharmacological interventions. The findings suggest that a range of cognitive rehabilitation strategies can facilitate new learning and improve memory functioning, whilst psychosocial interventions and supported accommodation can improve mental and physical health Conclusions: This review demonstrates the need for a comprehensive approach to ARBD rehabilitation and indicates that the management of this condition has not been investigated in a holistic manner.

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Members: Bucks New University
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Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 16:39
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 14:13
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/9544

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