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The Investigation of Treatment Outcomes for Adults with Chronic Brain Injury following Intensive Multidisciplinary Treatment

Fitzgerald-DeJean, Donna and Rubin, Scott
The Investigation of Treatment Outcomes for Adults with Chronic Brain Injury following Intensive Multidisciplinary Treatment. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Following efficacy research supporting intensive treatment in chronic brain injury, this study investigated an interdepartmental, university-based, intensive treatment program. Eighteen participants composed the Intensive, Weekly and No Treatment groups. Results suggested that the Intensive Group incurred significant gains on the CADL-2 with the strongest communication gains 6 weeks post treatment. Additionally, the Intensive Group reported more daily post-treatment happiness and communication satisfaction than the Weekly Group with improved ambulation following 3 weeks of modified Tai Chi. Results suggest that university training programs may offer an effective, cost-effective service delivery option for this population.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1989
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.