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OBJECTIVES Assess unmet needs of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) 1 year after hospital discharge; compare perceived need with needs based on deficits (unrecognized need); determine major barriers to services; evaluate association of needs with satisfaction with life. PARTICIPANTS Representative sample of 1830 community-dwelling persons with TBI(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This article presents the results of four focus groups with persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families living in South Carolina. The objective was to learn what participants perceive their service needs to be and where they experience service gaps in the existing system of TBI services. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Four focus(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine household task performance in both familiar (home) and unfamiliar (clinic) environments in adults with acquired brain injuries. DESIGN The research performed was a comparison study examining the effect of the environment on functional task performance. Individuals were evaluated using the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills both in(More)
Epilepsy affects a larger number of individuals than previously thought-up to 2% of the population-and its effects reach further. Yet epilepsy, with its associated lingering stigma and fear, has remained in the background in terms of services and research. Traditional quantitative research often falls short when trying to describe the impact of epilepsy on(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify practitioner qualities and traits that clients with brain injury see as important. METHOD An opportunistic sample of 51 participants with brain injury was interviewed about perceptions of service access and effectiveness. An interview guide was used to gather data for this phenomenological qualitative(More)
PURPOSE This study explored the reliability and validity of the Screening Tool for the Identification of Acquired Brain Injury in School-Aged Children (STI). METHODS Parents and teachers of students (K-12) from 3 different groups (students with known acquired brain injuries, students with special education needs, and typical students) rated their(More)
CONTEXT A large number of hired farmworkers in the United States come from México. Understanding safety and health concerns among the workers is essential to improving prevention programs. PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot study was to obtain detailed information about safety and health concerns of hired farmworkers in Colorado and in México. METHODS A(More)
To examine care access among women with brain injuries, a qualitative, phenomenological study was conducted. Twenty-one women with acquired brain injuries were recruited for the inquiry, representing rural and urban regions of Colorado. The phenomenological approach allowed the investigators to examine the shared experiences of women with brain injuries as(More)
People with traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related disability often need services and other types of support to return to productive lives; thus, improving access to available TBI services is a priority for a variety of states' agencies, such as Human Services and Public Health. Although infrastructure and resources vary from state to state, each can benefit(More)
This qualitative study examined systems of care for individuals with brain injury, from the providers' perspective, in two Colorado communities, one rural and one small urban, from 1998 to 2001. Using a guided interview format the researchers interviewed 53 medical, rehabilitation, community, and school service providers in the two sites. Of the 53(More)