Functional outcomes following anoxic brain injury: A comparison with traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Functional outcomes following anoxic brain injury: A comparison with traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47348.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 18, issue 2, pp 111-117
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compared the functional outcomes of patients with anoxic brain injury (ABI) to patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) following inpatient rehabilitation. Outcome measures compared included the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), rehabilitation length of stay, the financial cost of rehabilitation, and discharge disposition. Results showed that both groups improved significantly and had similar functional status upon discharge. The ABI group showed trends toward a shorter length of stay, increased total FIM efficiency, and decreased cost of stay compared to the TBI group.
Author(s):
Shah, Mrugeshkumar K.; Al-Adawi, Samir; Dorvlo, Atsu S. S.; Burke, David T.
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