The association of early computed tomography scan findings and ambulation, self-care, and supervision needs at rehabilitation discharge and at 1 year after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
The association of early computed tomography scan findings and ambulation, self-care, and supervision needs at rehabilitation discharge and at 1 year after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45026.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 214-220
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Abstract:
Study examines the efficacy of computed tomography scans obtained in the first week after traumatic brain injury (TBI), to predict ambulation, self-care ability, and supervision needs at the time of discharge from rehabilitation and at 1 year after injury. Results indicated that evidence of a midline shift of greater than 5mm or a subcortical contusion was associated the need for assistance with ambulation, activities of daily living, and overall supervision at rehabilitation discharge, and to a lesser extent, at 1 year after TBI.
Author(s):
Englander, Jeffrey; Cifu, David X.; Wright, Jerry M.; Black, Kertia
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