Short Tilte:Self-report of extent of recovery and barriers to recovery after traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal study
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):01, 82, 8, 1025-1030
Study examining the perspectives of survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) regarding the extent and nature of their recoveries over time. One-hundred fifty-seven consecutively hospitalized individuals with TBI (mean age 36) reported the extent and their recovery and barriers to full recovery at 1, 6, and 12 months post-injury. Results show that 65%, 80%, and 85% of participants reported a return to normal at 1, 6, and 12 months, respectively. Self-reported recovery correlated well with Glasgow Outcome Scale at 6 and 12 months and with Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Performance IQ at 12 months. Physical difficulties were the major reported barriers to recovery. Physical concerns decreased significantly over time while cognitive concerns increased.