The relationship between neuropsychologic function and level of caregiver supervision at 1 year after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
The relationship between neuropsychologic function and level of caregiver supervision at 1 year after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45027.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 221-230
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the distribution of levels of caregiver supervision in a sample of individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Demographic measures, injury severity variables, neuropsychologic test scores, and outcome measures were collected on each participant at 1 year postinjury. Supervision level was measured by the Supervision Rating Scale. Results indicated the 69 percent of the sample was independent of supervision. The physically independent sample was sorted by demographic and injury characteristics into 3 supervision groups: independent, moderate, and heavy supervision. The groups differed on demographic variables (education, race, and productivity prior to injury), duration of altered consciousness, and all but 1 neuropsychologic measure. Education was the strongest predictor of supervision 1 year after TBI.
Author(s):
Hart, Tessa; Millis, Scott; Novack, Thomas; Englander, Jeffrey; Fidler-Sheppard, Rebecca; Bell, Kathleen R.
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