Perceived importance of prospective memory failures in adults with traumatic brain injury

J. Huang, J. Fleming, N.L. Pomery, J.G. O'Gorman, R.C.K. Chan, Ho Keung David Shum

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Prospective memory (PM) is the ability to carry out an intended action in the future. Failures in PM are often observed as more frequent in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) than controls. However, it remains unknown how individuals with TBI and their significant others perceive the importance of these PM problems. In the current study, four groups (38 TBI, 34 TBI-other, 34 controls, 31 control-other) were recruited to report on the perceived importance of PM failures using Part B of the Comprehensive Assessments of Prospective Memory (CAPM). Individuals with TBI perceived PM failures as being more important than did their significant others. Controls' ratings did not differ from their significant others. There were no statistically significant differences in rated importance for PM problems involving the basic activities of daily living (BADL) component and those involving the instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) component. Implications of the results are discussed in terms of the motivation of people with TBI. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-70
Number of pages10
JournalNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Comprehensive assessment of prospective memory (CAPM).
  • Prospective memory
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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