The efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes for adults with TBI

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91913
Title:
The efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes for adults with TBI
Authors:
Evans, L. (Lizzie); Brewis, C. (Claire)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside
Citation:
Evans, L. and Brewis, C. (2008) 'The efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes for adults with TBI', International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15 (10), pp.446-458.
Publisher:
MA Healthcare Limited
Journal:
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
Issue Date:
Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/91913
Additional Links:
http://www.ijtr.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=31213;article=IJTR_15_10_446_458
Abstract:
Aims: The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the factors that infl uence the efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes in improving the quality of life and daily functioning of adults with severe traumatic brain injury. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted. In keeping with the principles of best evidence synthesis, the findings from the studies were analysed according to their methodological quality. Findings: Eleven studies were included in the review; synthesis of these studies revealed that the outcomes of community rehabilitation programmes are mediated by a complex interaction between programme characteristics, participant characteristics and the methods used to assess outcomes. Variations in study methodology and quality further impact the extent to which treatment effectiveness can be demonstrated. There was evidence to support the use of telephone counselling and interdisciplinary team rehabilitation. There was moderate strength evidence indicating the psychosocial benefits of engaging in group rehabilitation programmes. Conclusions: Outcome measures designed specifically for use with traumatic brain injury clients in community settings need to be validated. The clinical and cost benefits of telephone counselling, peer support groups and interdisciplinary team rehabilitation programmes warrant further research.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
traumatic brain injury; TBI; rehabilitation; community-based; quality of life; functioning; adults; counselling; benefits; support
ISSN:
1741-1645
Rights:
Author can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from editor of International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 12/02/2010]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEvans, L. (Lizzie)en
dc.contributor.authorBrewis, C. (Claire)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-12T09:36:50Zen
dc.date.available2010-02-12T09:36:50Zen
dc.date.issued2008-10en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation; 15 (10): 446-458en
dc.identifier.issn1741-1645en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/91913en
dc.description.abstractAims: The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the factors that infl uence the efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes in improving the quality of life and daily functioning of adults with severe traumatic brain injury. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was conducted. In keeping with the principles of best evidence synthesis, the findings from the studies were analysed according to their methodological quality. Findings: Eleven studies were included in the review; synthesis of these studies revealed that the outcomes of community rehabilitation programmes are mediated by a complex interaction between programme characteristics, participant characteristics and the methods used to assess outcomes. Variations in study methodology and quality further impact the extent to which treatment effectiveness can be demonstrated. There was evidence to support the use of telephone counselling and interdisciplinary team rehabilitation. There was moderate strength evidence indicating the psychosocial benefits of engaging in group rehabilitation programmes. Conclusions: Outcome measures designed specifically for use with traumatic brain injury clients in community settings need to be validated. The clinical and cost benefits of telephone counselling, peer support groups and interdisciplinary team rehabilitation programmes warrant further research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMA Healthcare Limiteden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ijtr.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=31213;article=IJTR_15_10_446_458en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive publisher's version/PDF. [Email from editor of International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation]en
dc.subjecttraumatic brain injuryen
dc.subjectTBIen
dc.subjectrehabilitationen
dc.subjectcommunity-baseden
dc.subjectquality of lifeen
dc.subjectfunctioningen
dc.subjectadultsen
dc.subjectcounsellingen
dc.subjectbenefitsen
dc.subjectsupporten
dc.titleThe efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes for adults with TBIen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teessideen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitationen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 12/02/2010]en
or.citation.harvardEvans, L. and Brewis, C. (2008) 'The efficacy of community-based rehabilitation programmes for adults with TBI', International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 15 (10), pp.446-458.en
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