Research Study: Work productivity loss after mild traumatic brain injury (2017)

Research Study: Risk Factors and Outcomes Associated with Post-Traumatic Headache After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (2017)

Post-traumatic headache “is an important health problem with a significant impact on long-term outcome of TBI patients. Several risk factors were identified, which can aid in early identification of subjects at risk for PTH.”

Research Study: Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Emergency Department Visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths – United States, 2007 and 2013 (2017)

“Progress has been made to prevent motor-vehicle crashes, resulting in a decrease in the number of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related hospitalizations and deaths from 2007 to 2013. However, during the same time, the number and rate of older adult fall-related TBIs have increased substantially. Although considerable public interest has focused on sports-related concussion in youth, the findings in this report suggest that TBIs attributable to older adult falls, many of which result in hospitalization and death, should receive public health attention.”

Research Study: Is Early Follow-Up and Telephone Counseling Effective in Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury? (2017)

The results of this study suggest that early follow-up of at risk patients can have a positive influence on patients’ well-being, and that low-intensive, low-cost telephone counseling is more effective than a psychological intervention at improving outcomes.

Research Study: Sex-Specific Predictors of Inpatient Rehabilitation Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury (2016)

“Predictors of outcomes after inpatient rehabilitation differed by sex, providing evidence for a sex-specific approach in planning and resource allocation for inpatient rehabilitation services for patients with TBI.”

Research Study: Current Models for Predicting Outcomes After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Perform Poorly (2014)

“For the 5-15% of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) who will have lingering physical, behavioral, or cognitive problems 3 to 6 months after their injury, identification of this at-risk population is essential for early intervention. Existing models used to predict poor outcomes after mTBI are unsatisfactory, according to a new study, and new, more relevant predictive factors are different than those used in cases of moderate or severe TBI, as described in the study published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.”

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation: Survivors’ Perspectives by Dr Susan C Hultberg (1996)

A research thesis on Traumatic Brain Injury entitled, “Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation: Survivors’ Perspectives.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Express – the University of Sydney

“TBI Express is a communication-training program for people with traumatic brain injury, their families, friends and carers.”

Broken – AttitudeLive

This excellent documentary series produced by AttitudeLive in New Zealand shows the challenges of rehabilitation from a brain injury.

Care and Needs Scales (CANS)

“CANS is used to measure the level of support needs of older adolescents (16 years or older) and adults with Traumatic Brain Injury.”

Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“Depression is a feeling of sadness, loss, despair or hopelessness that does not get better over time and is overwhelming enough to interfere with daily life. There is cause for concern when feeling depressed or losing interest in usual activities occurs at least several days per week and lasts for more than two weeks.”

Traumatic Brain Injury and Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“Inpatient rehabilitation is designed to help you improve function after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and is usually provided by a team of people including physicians, nurses and other specialized therapists and medical professionals.”

Driving After Traumatic Brain Injury – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“Driving is an important part of a person’s independent lifestyle and integration into the community. Because we take our driving skills for granted, it is easy to forget that driving is the most dangerous thing we do in our everyday lives. A brain injury can affect the skills needed to drive safely. If and when an injured person may safely return to driving should be addressed early in recovery. The injured person, family members, and health professionals should all be included in this important decision. If anyone has concerns that driving may put the injured person or others in danger, health professionals may recommend pre-driving testing.”

Fatigue and Traumatic Brain Injury – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“Fatigue is a feeling of exhaustion, tiredness, weariness or lack of energy. After a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), you may have more than one kind of fatigue.”

Couples’ Relationships After Traumatic Brain Injury – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), many couples find that their relationship with each other changes dramatically. These changes are very personal and can be very emotional for both people in the relationship. This fact sheet will help couples understand some of the common changes they may notice in their relationship after TBI. Also, suggestions are given for ways that couples can address some of the more difficult changes they are experiencing.”

Returning to School After a Traumatic Brain Injury – Model Systems Knowledge Transitions Center

“Parental involvement is critical when a young person is returning to school after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Parents have the most knowledge about their child and are deeply invested in their daughter’s or son’s well-being and future. Often parents become advocates to ensure that all essential supports are in place to enhance their child’s successful return to school. Parents may also be a go-between to make sure all the necessary medical information has been provided so the school can design the best plan for the student. If the student is close to exiting school, vocational rehabilitation professionals may also be involved.”

Traumatic Brain Injury as a Result of Domestic Violence: Information, Screening and Model Practices Trainer’s Guide (US)

“This Trainer’s Guide was created by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) in the United States, as a “tool to educate and prepare domestic violence programs and advocates to enhance domestic violence advocacy services and skills,” when brain injury is involved.”

Out of Calamity: Stories of Trauma Survivors by Roger Rees (2011)

“Out of Calamity: Stories of Trauma Survivors is a book of portraits of people and their families who have experienced and endured severe brain trauma with dignity, courage, humour and resilience.” The author is Roger Rees, Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies and Research in the School of Medicine at Flinders University, Adelaide. For twenty five years he has managed a rehabilitation and educational consultancy for people experiencing neurological injury and trauma.”

Traumatic Brain Injury Survival Guide by Dr Glen Johnson (2010)

“Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read.” Dr Glen Johnson, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Position Statement on Traumatic Brain Injury by the Demographics and Clinical Assessment Working Group (UK, 2010)

Position Statement on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by the Demographics and Clinical Assessment Working Group of the International and Interagency Initiative Toward Common Data Elements for Research on Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health. “In this article, we discuss criteria for considering or establishing a diagnosis of TBI, with a particular focus on the problems how a diagnosis of TBI can be made when patients present late after injury and how mild TBI may be differentiated from non-TBI causes with similar symptoms. Technologic advances in magnetic resonance imaging and the development of biomarkers offer potential for improving diagnostic accuracy in these situations.”