Assessing support needs for people with traumatic brain injury: the Care and Needs Scale (CANS).

@article{Tate2004AssessingSN,
  title={Assessing support needs for people with traumatic brain injury: the Care and Needs Scale (CANS).},
  author={Robyn L Tate},
  journal={Brain injury},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          445-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND After traumatic brain injury (TBI), many individuals have support needs, but the variety, frequency and intensity of such needs vary widely. Currently available scales do not assess all facets of required supports and the eight-category Care and Needs Scale (CANS) was developed in order to capture the range of support needs. The aim of the present study was to examine the sensitivity and validity of the CANS. METHOD Using a sample of 67 people who sustained severe TBI 20-26 years… CONTINUE READING

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