Sensory stimulation is provided to patients in states of seriously impaired consciousness because it is thought that stimulation will minimize sensory deprivation and/ or optimize recovery. There remains a need, however, to examine the therapeutic efficacy of sensory stimulation. A Familiar Auditory Sensory Training (FAST) protocol was, therefore, developed for examination in a randomized clinical trial. This article describes the intervention according to underlying conceptual framework. Procedures to create the intervention and lessons learned to date are also described.
Volume 49 Number 7, 2012
Pages 1137 — 1152
This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Pape TL, Rosenow JM, Harton B, Patil V, Guernon A, Parrish T, Froehlich K, Burress C, McNamee S, Herrold AA, Weiss B, Wang X. Preliminary framework for Familiar Auditory Sensory Training (FAST) provided during coma recovery. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(7):1137-52.
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