The Prevalence of behavioural and executive cognitive sequelae in patients with primary brain tumour and the development of information resources
Brain damage as the result of primary brain tumours is well documented. This includes neurologic symptoms (eg headaches, dizziness) and cognitive impairments (eg memory problems). In contrast, the prevalence and correlates of behavioural impairments has received little systematic study.
The purpose of the research study was to:
- Investigate the prevalence of behavioural and cognitive changes within the primary brain tumour population, throughout the continuum of treatment. This would also allow the most prevalent impairments to be identified and guide the development of resources.
- Develop a set of information resources for health professionals, carers and patients in reference to the challenging behaviours identified. Including strategies to minimise the disabling impact of such behaviours.