Barbara Yody

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Individuals who have acquired brain injury (ABI) may express themselves through the use of challenging behaviors, such as aggression, withdrawal, disinhibition, and self-destructive behaviors. This article describes the effectiveness of behavior interventions derived from the assessment of behavior in a community-based setting. The premise is that behavior,(More)
This article addresses an aspect of outcomes assessment that includes outcomes from the perspective of the patient; namely, functional health status and patient satisfaction. For rehabilitation care they are the only outcomes that can be measured. Measurement tools exist and are being used to quantify the qualitative perspectives of patient care to produce(More)
A clinical intervention pilot study to improve depression care for short-stay nursing home Medicare-reimbursed rehabilitation patients funded by the National Institute on Aging was conducted. Despite solid theoretical and clinical grounding and the support of a large nursing home company, several roadblocks to implementation were encountered, including(More)
OBJECTIVE This quality improvement (QI) project was initiated to understand what differentiates nursing homes (NHs) that perform well on publicly reported Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Measures (QMs). The intent was to assist NH staff to direct QI efforts to positively impact QM rates. A key step was to determine if any resident(More)
A traumatic assault to the brain often leaves significant residual effects, including severe behavioral dyscontrol. The person may demonstrate unwanted behaviors, such as physical aggression or verbal abuse, and lack motivation or the skills to engage in desirable behavior. ReMed, a community-based brain injury program, specializes in using a behavior(More)
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