Mark T Barisa

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On the surface, the use of neuropsychological evaluation to guide vocational rehabilitation does not appear controversial. However, complexities and discrepancies emerge when traditional uses of neuropsychological evaluation are reviewed and compared to the needs of vocational rehabilitation counselors. This article highlights differences in focus between(More)
Alien hand syndrome is a term used to describe a variety of rare conditions in which uncontrolled behavior or feelings of strangeness are felt in one extremity, most commonly the left hand. Etiology usually involves infarct of the right anterior or posterior cerebral arteries or cortical-basal degeneration. The medical and neuropsychological data of an(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure patient functional outcomes across rehabilitation centers. SETTING Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) centers. PARTICIPANTS Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) admitted to 21 TBIMS rehabilitation centers (N = 6975, during 1999-2008). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. MAIN MEASURES(More)
Nocardia infection is a rare bacterial disorder that tends to affect the lungs and, in immunocompromised individuals, may progress to the brain. The brief, consecutive neuropsychological and neurobehavioral data of a 49-year-old male who developed multiple nocardia-related brain abscesses in the left frontal, occipital, and right cerebellar areas are(More)
Analysis of grip strength force curves has successfully detected suboptimal effort in industrial rehabilitation research. This study examined force curve analysis as an effort measure when grip strength was administered according to standardized neuropsychological procedures in a sample without reported neurologic and upper extremity injury. Eighty-two(More)
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