Do calendars enhance posttraumatic temporal orientation?: a pilot study

Short Title:
Do calendars enhance posttraumatic temporal orientation?: a pilot study
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J36512.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 12, issue 1, pp 81-85
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Pilot study evaluating the effects on patient re-orientation of placing large-type calendars near the beds of patients who have experienced brain injuries. Thirty consecutive patients with brain injury were randomly assigned either to a room with a calendar or a room without a calendar. It was found that age, gender, and presence of calendar did not predict the length of time until the patient because reoriented. Only baseline length of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) had a significant association with eventual emergence from PTA.
Author(s):
Watanabe, T. K.; Black, T. L.; Zafonte, R. D.; Millis, S. R.; Mann, N. R.
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