Relationship between strength, balance, and swallowing deficits and outcome after traumatic brain injury: A multicenter analysis

Short Title:
Relationship between strength, balance, and swallowing deficits and outcome after traumatic brain injury: A multicenter analysis
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46605.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 85, issue 8, pp 1291-1297
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Abstract:
Study compared assessments of physical strength, swallowing ability, and dynamic balance measured on admission to rehabilitation with functional outcomes measured using the Functional Independence Measure at discharge and 1 year after traumatic brain injury. Results showed that persistent weakness of the upper and lower extremities, impaired swallowing, and abnormal sitting and standing balance at the time of admission were all associated with a need for increased assistance at discharge and at 1 year after injury.
Author(s):
Duong, Thao T.; Englander, Jeffrey; Wright, Jerry; Cifu, David X.; Greenwald, Brian D.; Brown, Allen W.
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