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Providing Follow-up Services to Persons with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Marshall, Robert C. and Starch, Sandy A. and Cranfill, Tamara B.
Providing Follow-up Services to Persons with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

This study describes a program for follow-up services to persons with mild traumatic
brain injury (MTBI). Eighty- five MTBI patients were administered a 10-task clinical
protocol (C-PRO) on three occasions in the early post- injury course. Results revealed that
spontaneous recovery is robust in MTBI. Participants’ performance during testing and
self reports of follow-up visits indicated that MTBI clients require “individualized”
follow-up services that take into consideration factors associated with pre- morbid life
style, education, and vocational history. While repeat testing and providing information
about brain injury may be useful for some patients, it may be beneficial to have the MTBI
patient indicate to us, not us to them, what they should, could, and want to know about
their injury.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1618
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.