Vera Neumann

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The extent of mood disorders following traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the possible risk factors, are investigated. New data are presented from a prospective study of consecutive hospital admissions. Six months post-TBI, 99 adults completed a standardized assessment of emotional state, the Wimbledon Self-Report Scale. Cognitive performance and the impact(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to explore the concept of work instability (a mis-match between an individual's functional and cognitive abilities and the demands of their job) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and develop a work instability scale specific to this population. METHOD Work instability (WI) following TBI was explored through(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE Whilst there is data to support the use of Melatonin in treating disorders of the sleep-wake cycle, so far there is little published evidence on the efficacy of Melatonin in treating the prevalent condition of post-TBI sleep disturbance. RESEARCH DESIGN The present work used a randomized double-blind controlled cross-over trial to(More)
effective team working plays a crucial role in physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (pRM). as part of its role of optimizing and harmonizing clinical practice across europe, the professional practice committee of Union of european Medical Specialists (UeMS) physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (pRM) Section reviewed patterns of team working and debated(More)
Following amputation, 50% to 90% of individuals experience phantom and/or stump pain. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) may prove to be a useful adjunct analgesic intervention, although a recent systematic review was unable to judge effectiveness owing to lack of quality evidence. The aim of this pilot study was to gather data on the effect(More)
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a new rehabilitation service, compared with existing services, for carers of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Subjects were 96 adult carers of people consecutively admitted to two local hospitals. They were assigned to one of three groups: Early new service (pre-discharge); Late new service(More)
me a very helpful advice and always help me to find the solution of the problems in many things and being approachable. Also many thanks go to Dr. Thomas Mair for his companionship, his advice and giving me great encouragement about this work. I am greatly indebted to the very good colleagues and friends who always spent their time to listen my problems and(More)
The study investigated whether the frequency of mood disorders following traumatic brain injury (TBI) increased with time. Consecutive hospital admissions completed the Wimbledon Self-Report Scale at 6 and 12 months post-injury. Scores in the 'borderline/case' range were deemed clinically significant. Seventy-seven of those assessed at 6 months completed(More)
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