Marie Josée Levert

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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To investigate the experiences of individuals who had sustained a traumatic brain injury, their families and the physicians and health professionals involved, from the critical care episodes and subsequent rehabilitation. RESEARCH DESIGN Semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals who had sustained a TBI (n =8) and their(More)
The information conveyed to patients and families dealing with a health problem such as traumatic brain injury or stroke combines with what they already know to form a new pool of knowledge. The aim of this pilot study was to describe the information needs of family caregivers, their sources of information, their strategies for gathering information, and(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This paper presents research results regarding disclosure of traumatic brain injury (TBI) diagnosis and resulting deficits of a study aiming to investigate the experiences of individuals who had sustained a TBI, their families, the physicians and health professionals involved, from the critical care episodes and subsequent rehabilitation.(More)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health concern that presents real challenges for health care systems throughout the world. Through an international partnership between Canadian and French researchers, a vast qualitative study aimed to explore the needs of individuals with TBIs and their loved ones throughout the continuum of care and(More)
This preliminary study aimed at documenting the needs of families having a child with a disability concerning information, from the point of view of both parents and professionals involved with them. Three discussion groups were carried out: two with parents of children with Down's syndrome or cerebral palsy, and another group with health professionals(More)
This is a study of medical care when road accident incidents result in traumatic brain injury (TBI). We investigated the personal perceptions of those involved in acute care episodes and subsequent rehabilitation. We conducted simultaneous semi-structured interviews with individuals who had sustained a TBI (8) and their families (8). We then conducted(More)
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