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Cognitive and functional recovery at 6 and 12 months post-TBI

Cognitive and functional recovery at 6 and 12 months post-TBI , 2000, 14, . 11, 987± 996 BRAIN INJURY VOL. NO Cognitive and functional recovery at 6 and 12 months post-TBI T HO M AS A . N O V ACK , A M Y L. AL DE R SO N, B EV E R LY A. B US H , JA Y M . M E YT HA LE R a n d K AY CAN U PP University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA (Received 23 February 2000; accepted 6 April 2000) Outcome studies examining recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) often fail to provide a clear understanding of the time course of cognitive, emotional, and behavioural recovery. The present study represents an effort to prospectively study individuals with TBI at fixed intervals, specifically 6 and 12 months post-injury with a window of §1 month. Seventy-two individuals with new-onset TBI underwent neuropsychological evaluation and clinical interview at 6 and 12 months post-injury. Results revealed significant improvements in cognitive abilities, including memory, processing speed, language abilities, and constructional skills. There were significant gains in community integra- tion and involvement in productive activities, but limitations in driving activities remained. Although individuals with mild± moderate TBI performed better than http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Brain Injury Taylor & Francis

Cognitive and functional recovery at 6 and 12 months post-TBI

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2000 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
ISSN
1362-301X
eISSN
0269-9052
DOI
10.1080/02699050050191922
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, 2000, 14, . 11, 987± 996 BRAIN INJURY VOL. NO Cognitive and functional recovery at 6 and 12 months post-TBI T HO M AS A . N O V ACK , A M Y L. AL DE R SO N, B EV E R LY A. B US H , JA Y M . M E YT HA LE R a n d K AY CAN U PP University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA (Received 23 February 2000; accepted 6 April 2000) Outcome studies examining recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) often fail to provide a clear understanding of the time course of cognitive, emotional, and behavioural recovery. The present study represents an effort to prospectively study individuals with TBI at fixed intervals, specifically 6 and 12 months post-injury with a window of §1 month. Seventy-two individuals with new-onset TBI underwent neuropsychological evaluation and clinical interview at 6 and 12 months post-injury. Results revealed significant improvements in cognitive abilities, including memory, processing speed, language abilities, and constructional skills. There were significant gains in community integra- tion and involvement in productive activities, but limitations in driving activities remained. Although individuals with mild± moderate TBI performed better than

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Brain InjuryTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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