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Accommodation outcomes and transitions following community-based intervention for individuals with acquired brain injury

Sloan, S., Callaway, L., Winkler, D., McKinley, K., Ziino, C.,

Academic Literature

2012

This study explores living situation, support and participation outcomes of people with severe acquired brain injury (ABI) residing in either home-like or disability-specific accommodation settings. Forty-three participants who had sustained severe to extremely severe ABI participated in the study. The disability-specific accommodation group had mainly noncompensable injuries and required a significantly higher level of daily support. They also received higher total hours of support, which averaged 170.83 hours per week at baseline and did not change significantly over the 3 years. In contrast, 86% of the participants residing in home-like settings had compensable injuries and received an average of 91.46 hours of support per week at baseline. It is possible to achieve accommodation transitions to more independent, home-like situations many years post-injury and regardless of injury severity.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Brain Impairment

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Housing and the built environment, Health and wellbeing

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