Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Science

  title={Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: State of the Science},
  author={Wayne A. Gordon and Ross D. Zafonte and Keith D. Cicerone and Joshua B. Cantor and Margaret Brown and Lisa A. Lombard and Rachel Goldsmith and Tina Chandna},
  journal={American Journal of Physical Medicine \& Rehabilitation},
Gordon WA, Zafonte R, Cicerone K, Cantor J, Brown M, Lombard L, Goldsmith R, Chandna T: Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: State of the science. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2006;85:343–382. 

Treating Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

The state of the authors' knowledge about TBI causes and symptom complexities, evidence-based treatments, and ongoing treatment needs is reviewed.

Traumatic brain injury: a review of practice management and recent advances.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Behavioral Health

The current state of treatment and policy and recommendations that would benefit TBI survivors with behavioral health comorbidities are reviewed and made.

Long-term outcome after traumatic brain injury : studies of individuals from northern Sweden

The overall aim of this thesis was to increase the awareness of the long-term outcome of TBI in patients with severe brain injury.


This paper will review the topic of evidence based research and intervention in the realm of open and closed head injury. The order of the article discussion will first look at the problems inherent

Long-term cognitive outcome of childhood traumatic brain injury

There is limited knowledge of cognitive outcome extending beyond 5 years after childhood traumatic brain injury, CTBI. The main objectives of this thesis were to investigate cognitive outcome at 6-

Rehabilitation Processes following Traumatic Brain Injury

This research provides clinicians and researchers with a clearer picture of some of the factors that affect the post-acute rehabilitation process, in a sample of TBI patients that is more representative of adult TBI than those found in the overwhelming majority of studies, which typically consider only moderate to severe TBI and/or hospitalised cases.

Traumatic Brain Injury In the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation

The goal of public health related to injury prevention is to reduce the burden of injury at the population level by preventing injuries and ensuring care and rehabilitation that maximizes the health and quality of life for injured persons.

On selecting emotional outcomes in a rehabilitation program for persons with traumatic brain injury in Brazil

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important health problem in Brazil. It frequently results in a variety of sequelae, including cognitive, behavioral, and physical impairments that are frequently

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Predicting employment in traumatic brain injury following neuropsychological rehabilitation

Employment outcome was predicted for fifty-nine clients with traumatic brain injury participating in a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program using data collected prior to and following

Amantadine: a potential treatment for the minimally conscious state.

The case of a survivor of severe traumatic brain injury who appeared to have a dose dependent response to the pro-dopaminergic medication amantadine is presented.

Development of a Cognitive strategies group for vocational training after traumatic brain injury

This study evaluated the effectiveness of a group cognitive skills training model. Thirty-three clients with traumatic brain injury participated in the group over a one year period. Their vocational

Cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: A randomized trial. Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program (DVHIP) Study Group.

The overall benefit of in-hospital cognitive rehabilitation for patients with moderate-to-severe TBI was similar to that of home rehabilitation, and the importance of conducting randomized trials to evaluate TBI rehabilitation interventions is emphasized.

Cognitive and psychosocial outcome following moderate or severe traumatic brain injury.

Although poorer GOS scores and severe cognitive impairments were typically associated with greater severity of initial injury, relatives reported similar functional problems irrespective of injury severity, supporting the argument that the needs of this group should not be overlooked.

Age and major depression after mild traumatic brain injury.

Older patients seem to be relatively resilient to major depression shortly after mild TBI, and older patients (age 60-plus) had lower rates of major depression than younger patients.

Gender Differences in Agitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

There are no significant sex differences in the frequency, duration, presentation, or extent of posttraumatic agitation in patients with traumatic brain injury and these data imply that both sexes should be treated equally with respect to posttraumatic agitated management.

Review: women have worse outcomes than men after traumatic brain injury

Data extraction data was extracted on TBI severity and type, time since injury, and outcome variables to allow for comparisons across similar outcomes.

Depression and Neurocognitive Functioning in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Referred for Assessment

Depression may be prevalent in mild injury, but it is unlikely to mediate deficits observed on commonly used measures of problem solving, visual-motor speed, prose and figural recall.

Acute stress disorder after mild traumatic brain injury.

The possibility that those with ASD denote those for whom an early intervention may prevent longer-term psychopathology is raised, and the significant number of patients who experience an acute trauma response after TBI is highlighted.