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Primary objective : In this study, the authors investigated the prevalence of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in a community sample of 66 survivors of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research design, method and procedures : A representative sample of survivors of TBI were...
Since the recent diagnostic criteria for persistent vegetative state (PVS) require the presence of a sleep-wake cycle, certain patients in similar conditions should be excluded from PVS. Since the diagnosis of PVS might correlate with legal issues, an accurate definition is necessary. To clarify...
Primary objective : To analyse the relationship between motor vehicle collision factors and TBI. Research design : Retrospective design analysed the difference between the types of brain injuries sustained in distinct collision configurations. Methods and procedures : Medical charts and police...
The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the collaboration that occurs in interdisciplinary team meetings (ITMs) at a post-acute brain injury rehabilitation centre. A qualitative descriptive case study was chosen for its interpretative and naturalistic approach. The study...
Context : Functional outcome in relation to CT findings in traumatic brain injured (TBI) patients is not well established in relation to cognitive and vocational outcome. Objective : To investigate the possible correlation between relatively simple quantitative radiological measurements and...
Primary objective : To investigate the relationship of family functioning to patients' progress in a post-acute TBI rehabilitation programme. Research design : Cohort study investigating predictors of change from admission to follow-up. Methods and procedures : Caregivers of 37 persons with...
Objective : This article presents the intra- and inter-rater reliability associated with the extraction, from medical rehabilitation charts, of data to be included in a head injury information system currently under development. Methods : A data collection form was developed to facilitate and...
Primary objective : To describe conceptual and methodological issues to be addressed in developing a responsive clinical performance measure for paediatric brain injury inpatient rehabilitation. Selected statistical approaches used to examine responsiveness of two functional activity scales...
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