Managing Challenging Behaviours after Brain Tumour
Between 17-50% of people with brain tumour (BT) display some degree of challenging behaviour (CB) including executive impairment, behavioural disturbance, or social/emotional dysfunction. However, little information on management strategies is available for patients and/or their carers to assist in coping with these problems.
A web-based review identified 17 key English language information resources (web-based or hard copy) on BT from across Australasia, North America, and the United Kingdom. Although 47% contained lists of cognitive/behavioural impairments, 71% provided either no or minimal information (1-2 sentences) on management strategies. This project aimed to develop patient/carer oriented fact sheets to address this information gap.