Short Tilte:Early cognitive status and productivity outcome after traumatic brain injury: Findings from the TBI model systems
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):02, 83, 2, 183-192
Study evaluates the utility of early cognitive assessment to predict productivity outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Three hundred eighty-eight adults with TBI were administered neuropsychological tests on emergence from posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) during their inpatient stay. Analysis revealed that preinjury productivity status, duration of PTA, education level, and early cognitive status each made significant contributions to predicting productivity status. Findings support the use of neuropsychological evaluations after resolution of PTA.