Comparing two methods of delivering neuropsychological feedback

Robert R. Fallows, Robin C. Hilsabeck

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Feedback methods have been studied in medical and psychotherapy settings, but limited research is available in neuropsychology. The purpose of this study was to examine whether supplementing oral feedback with written information would lead to greater retention of information and improved adherence to recommendations. Seventy-two veterans were enrolled in the study and randomized to receive oral feedback only or oral feedback with written information. The participants were then interviewed immediately after feedback and 1 month later by phone. Univariate analyses revealed that the written group freely recalled more recommendations at the phone interview; however, there were no differences in recall of diagnostic information or the number of recommendations attempted. Findings indicate that receiving supplemental written information improves recall of recommendations and that patients prefer to receive written information in addition to oral feedback. Recommendations to improve the retention of feedback information are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-188
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Feedback
  • Neuropsychology
  • Written information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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