Clinical Research and Practice
Issue 5 has the distinction of containing 2
Topical Sections: "Clinical
Practice Guidelines for TBI: Meeting the Needs of Users”, edited by Bonnie Swaine & Mark Bayley; and
"Retired Contact Sport Athletes” edited by Barry Willer and John
Leddy. Swaine, Bailey and colleagues present a new set of guidelines for
rehabilitation of patients with moderate to severe TBI created using the
novel approach of incorporating the end users into the development
process. Willer and Leddy present a series of articles comparing the physical,
cognitive and psychological health of former professional football and hockey
players to a matched group of non-contact sport athletes. These articles have
already generated some controversy. Our readers should know that the Editorial
Board took additional steps to assure that sampling bias was minimized and the
studies were adequately powered to derive meaning from the absence of
John D. Corrigan, PhD, ABPP
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