The benefit of rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury: a literature review

Short Title:
The benefit of rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury: a literature review
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J29343.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1995, vol. 10, issue 1, pp 1-13
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Review of recent studies on the efficacy and cost effectiveness of rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury. The review includes studies that compared the outcomes of patients given rehabilitation versus those not given rehabilitation, different intensities or types of rehabilitation, pre-versus posttreatment abilities in a nonacute population, and early versus late initiation of rehabilitation in matched groups. The research is organized by type of program studied: rehabilitation provided in intensive care units and trauma units, acute inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient and day treatment, and postacute residential programs. The authors conclude that these studies provide an imprecise estimate of the benefit of rehabilitation and that it is difficult to compare findings across studies due to variations in patient/injury characteristics, program characteristics, outcome measures, and data collection and analysis procedures.
Author(s):
Hall, K. M.; Cope, D. N.
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