Early impaired self-awareness after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Early impaired self-awareness after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45020.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 168-176
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compares the ratings of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), their family members, significant others, and clinicians to determine predictors of early impaired self-awareness and its impact on the rehabilitation process. Patients' self-ratings did not correlate with family, significant other or clinician ratings; however, family and clinician ratings did correlate with one another. Patients had more accurate self-awareness for physical functioning than for cognitive or behavioral functioning. Analysis showed that early-impaired self-awareness was predicted by age and functional status at admission to inpatient rehabilitation and patients with more accurate self-awareness were more likely to be employable at discharge.
Author(s):
Sherer, Mark; Hart, Tessa; Nick, Todd G.; Whyte, John; Thompson, Risa N.; Yablon, Stuart A.
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