Short Tilte:Do calendars enhance posttraumatic temporal orientation?: a pilot study
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):98, 12, 1, 81-85
Pilot study evaluating the effects on patient re-orientation of placing large-type calendars near the beds of patients who have experienced brain injuries. Thirty consecutive patients with brain injury were randomly assigned either to a room with a calendar or a room without a calendar. It was found that age, gender, and presence of calendar did not predict the length of time until the patient because reoriented. Only baseline length of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) had a significant association with eventual emergence from PTA.