Functioning and disability 6-15 years after traumatic brain injuries in northern Sweden.

@article{Jacobsson2009FunctioningAD,
  title={Functioning and disability 6-15 years after traumatic brain injuries in northern Sweden.},
  author={Lars J Jacobsson and Mats Westerberg and Siv S{\"o}derberg and Jan Lexell},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2009},
  volume={120 6},
  pages={389-95}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess long-term functioning and disability after traumatic brain injury (TBI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Individuals (n = 88) in Norrbotten, northern Sweden, who had been transferred for neurosurgical care were assessed with internationally established TBI outcome measures 6-15 years post-injury. RESULTS There was an improvement in overall outcome from discharge from inpatient rehabilitation to follow-up. Many individuals had a high degree of motor and cognitive functioning, which… CONTINUE READING