Five years after traumatic brain injury: A study of individual outcomes and predictors of change in function

Short Title:
Five years after traumatic brain injury: A study of individual outcomes and predictors of change in function
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50325.
Journal:
NeuroRehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 19, issue 1, pp 25-35
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Abstract:
Study examined the direction and predictors of change in the Disability Rating Scale (DRS) level of functioning and employability items between 1 and 5 years after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data were obtained from 3,787 subjects enrolled in the TBI Model Systems National Database. The Functional Independence Measure was assessed at year 1 post-injury and the DRS were assessed at year 1 and year 5 post-injury. Analyses revealed that although the majority of subjects (76 to 79 percent) did not experience significant changes in functional level and employability between year 1and year 5, some individuals (17 to 18 percent) made dramatic improvements while a few (5 to 7 percent) declined in function.
Author(s):
Hammond, Flora M.; Grattan, Karyn D.; Sasser, Howell; Corrigan, John D.; Rosenthal, Mitchell; Bushnik, Tamara; Shull, William
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