Background: The complex interaction of human, vehicle and environmental factors along with a lack of sustainable preventive programs has contributed to the “silent epidemic” of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). TBI poses a grave threat to the quality-of-life (QOL).
Aim: The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of neurofeedback in QOL in patients with TBI.
Materials and methods: Pre- and post-interventional study design was adopted. Sixty patients, 30 in the intervention group (IG) and 30 in waitlist group with the diagnosis of TBI in the age range of 18-49 years were assessed on QOL scale, after obtaining the informed consent. Patients in the IG were given 20 sessions of alpha-theta neurofeedback training (NFT), 5 sessions / week.
Statistics analysis: Descriptive statistics, Spearman’s correlation, Mann-Whitney and Chi-squared test was used.
Results and conclusion: Patients in the IG showed statistical improvements in QOL post post-neurofeedback. Results are encouraging for the incorporation of NFT into treatment programs for patients with TBI in improving QOL.
Keywords: Neurofeedback training; quality-of-life; traumatic brain injury.
Reddy RP, Rajeswaran J, Bhagavatula ID, Kandavel T. Silent Epidemic: The Effects of Neurofeedback on Quality-of-Life. Indian J Psychol Med. 2014 Jan;36(1):40-4. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.127246. PMID: 24701008; PMCID: PMC3959017.