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A scoping review of the nature and outcomes of extended rehabilitation programmes after very severe brain injury

Knox, L., Douglas, J. M.,

Academic Literature

2018

Many adults with very severe acquired brain injury (ABI) do not receive adequate rehabilitation, limiting their recovery and leading to admission to inappropriate living environments. The aim of this scoping review was to map the existing literature relating to the nature and outcomes of rehabilitation programmes for adults experiencing prolonged recovery after very severe ABI. Data extraction focused on (i) participant characteristics, (ii) programme information, and (iii) programme outcomes. Studies were characterised by substantial diversity. However, findings suggested that extended rehabilitation assisted participants to live more independently in more home-like environments and contributed towards significant savings in their lifetime care costs. Extended specialised rehabilitation can maximise the independence and participation of adults with very severe ABI.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Brain Injury

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

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