Objective: Caregiving after acquired brain injury is challenging, can correlate with long-term outcome and may require training to be effective. Some brain injury rehabilitation programs offer support groups/training as a resource for caregivers. In the current study, it was hypothesized that training would significantly increase caregiver knowledge and perceived ability to be efficacious. Method: Twenty nine caregivers voluntarily participated in a caregiver training program offered in a post-acute outpatient rehabilitation program for adults with acquired brain injury. The majority of participants were female representing Caucasian, Hispanic, and African-American ethnic groups. Training consisted of 8 weekly sessions facilitated by multidisciplinary team members. Topics included: Brain Injury 101, Caring for the Caregiver, Promoting Independence, Emotional/Behavioral Changes, Cognitive Intervention, Helpful Community Resources, Physical Safety, and Couple/Family Relationships. Participant perceived benefit was measured using a 4-point Likert scale. Results: One hundred percent of participants rated all five items as Agree or Strongly Agree. Mean...

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