Study focuses on carers after brain injury

University of Queensland researchers are examining how family members are affected when a loved one is unable to drive following a brain injury.

The world-first study, led by PhD student Phyllis Liang from UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, will explore the experiences and needs of family members and carers who are drafted into this challenging scenario.

The research is expected to help guide future rehabilitation strategies and processes, Ms Liang said.

“It is common for people who suddenly lose their ability to drive to have fears about losing their independence, such as being unable to use their car to run simple errands or feeling trapped at home,” she said.

Read the full story on the Phys.Org website.