Short Tilte:Predicting community integration after traumatic brain injury with neuropsychological measures
Journal:International Journal of Neuroscience
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):94, 79, , 165-167
Reports the results of a study in which a neuropsychological test battery was administered to 23 subjects with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were participating in the National Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems study. Trails B and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test scores obtained during initial inpatient rehabilitation correlated significantly with the scores of the Community Integration Questionnaire that was administered at 1 year post injury. The results suggest that performances on tests of cognitive speed and flexibility, complex attention, and memory taken during the acute phase of recovery may be useful for the later prediction of "real world" behavior and psychosocial outcome after 1 year post injury.