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Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation:
doi: 10.1097/01.HTR.0000336842.53338.f4
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Long‐Term Outcome After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: The McGill Interdisciplinary Prospective Study

deGuise, Elaine PhD; LeBlanc, Joanne MOA; Feyz, Mitra MScPs; Meyer, Kim BSW; Duplantie, Jennifer BSc; Thomas, Harle MSW, MEd; Abouassaly, Michel BSc, PT; Champoux, Marie-Claude BSc, OT; Couturier, Céline BSc, OT; Lin, Howell BSc, PT; Lu, Lucy MA; Robinson, Cathlyn MSc; Roger, Eric MD

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Abstract

Objective: To obtain a comprehensive understanding of long-term outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI).

Participants: Forty-six patients with sTBI.

Design: Comparison of interdisciplinary evaluation results at discharge from acute care and at 2 to 5 year follow-up.

Main Measures: Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale, the FIM™ instrument, and the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised.

Results: Significant improvement was observed on the FIM™ instrument, the Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale, and on 3 factors of the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised. These measures at discharge were significant predictors of outcome.

Conclusion: Patients with sTBI 2 to 5 years postinjury showed relatively good physical and functional outcome but poorer cognitive and emotional outcome.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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