Content of inpatient rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury: A comparison of Canadian and American facilities.

Content of inpatient rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury: A comparison of Canadian and American facilities. Brain Inj. 2019 Aug 24;:1-10 Authors: Zarshenas S, Horn SD, Colantonio A, Jaglal S, Cullen N Abstract Objective: To compare components of inpatient rehabilitation (IR) for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) between Canada and the US facilities. Design: Secondary analysis of the TBI-practice-based evidence dataset. Participants: Patients with TBI who had a higher Functional Independence Measure (FIMTM) cognitive function score (≥21) that were admitted to 1 IR facility in Canada (n = 103) and 9 IR facilities in the US (n = 401). Main measures: demographic and clinical characteristics, type and intensity of activities by discipline, discharge location, FIM-Rasch score, social participation and quality of life. Results: Time from injury to rehabilitation admission was significantly longer in the Canadian cohort and they experienced a longer rehabilitation length of stay (p
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Interprofessional Care - Category: Health Management Tags: J Interprof Care Source Type: research
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Source: Zeitschrift fur Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualitat im Gesundheitswesen - Category: Health Management Tags: Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology - Category: Hematology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology Events Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Professional Development Source Type: blogs
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Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
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