Traumatic Brain Injuries

Factors associated with return to work in men and women with work-related traumatic brain injury

Chen Xiong, B.H.Sc., Tickalyn Martin, M.Sc.O.T., Aneesha Sravanapudi, M.Sc.O.T., Angela Colantonio, Ph.D., Tatyana Mollayeva, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Volume 9, Issue 3 Published online: December 13, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.12.002 Background Symptoms that persist subsequent to a work-related traumatic brain injury (wrTBI) influence the ability to return to work (RTW) and indicate areas of functional disability,… Read More »»

The brain injury case management taxonomy (BICM-T); a classification of community-based case management interventions for a common language

Sue Lukersmith, M.Erg., B.App.Sc. (O.T.) , Ana Fernandez, Ph.D., Michael Millington, Ph.D., Luis Salvador-Carulla, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p272–280 Published online: October 15, 2015 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.09.006 Background Case management is a complex intervention. Complexity arises from the interaction of different components: the model (theoretical basis), implementation context (service), population and… Read More »»

Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, Volume 4, Issue 3 Published Online: March 21, 2011 p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011   Abstract  Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination.… Read More »»

Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury

Sean M. Phelan, Joan M. Griffin, Wendy L. Hellerstedt, Nina A. Sayer, Agnes C. Jensen, Diana J. Burgess, Michelle van Ryn Disability and Health Journal, issue 3, July 20122, p177–184 Published online: April 22, 2011 Background Family caregivers of individuals with stigmatized conditions can experience stigma-by-association and discrimination. Moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may elicit a… Read More »»

Racial/Ethnic disparities in mortality risk among US veterans with traumatic brain injury.

Egede LE, Dismuke C, Echols C. Am J Public Health. 2012 May;102 Suppl 2:S266-71. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300176. Epub 2011 Nov 28. SOURCE:   Center for Disease Prevention and Health Interventions for Diverse Populations, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Charleston, SC, USA. egedel@musc.edu OBJECTIVES:  We examined the association of race/ethnicity with mortality risk in a national… Read More »»

Diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury among veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars: implications for social work

Speziale B, Kulbago S, Menter A. J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil. 2010;9(4):289-302. doi: 10.1080/1536710X.2010.523664. SOURCE: College of Social Work, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA. speziale.1@osu.edu Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition affecting many American veterans who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Using a biopsychosocial… Read More »»

Sex differences in perceived life satisfaction and functional status one year after severe traumatic brain injury

Saban KL, Smith BM, Collins EG, Pape TL. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Feb;20(2):179-86. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2010.2334. SOURCE:  Center for Management of Complex Chronic Care, Edward Hines, Jr., Veterans Administration Hospital, Hines, Illinois, USA. ksaban@luc.edu AIMS:  The primary aim of this study was to describe and compare perceived life satisfaction and perceived functional motor and cognitive… Read More »»

Health and wellness characteristics of persons with traumatic brain injury

Braden CA, Cuthbert JP, Brenner L, Hawley L, Morey C, Newman J, Staniszewski K, Harrison-Felix C. Brain Inj. 2012;26(11):1315-27. doi: 10.3109/02699052.2012.706351. Epub 2012 Aug 9. SOURCE:  Research Department, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO 80113, USA. cbraden@craighospital.org OBJECTIVE:  To describe health and wellness characteristics of persons with TBI living in the community, compare to other disability populations… Read More »»

An effective community-based mentoring program for return to work and school after brain and spinal cord injury

Kolakowsky-Hayner SA, Wright J, Shem K, Medel R, Duong T.  Rehabilitation Research Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 95128, USA. Stephanie.Hayner@hhs.sccgov.org.  NeuroRehabilitation. 2012;31(1):63-73. doi: 10.3233/NRE-2012-0775. Information is presented on a community-based mentoring program, developed to work with existing community agencies and provide structure to the frequently confusing network of services for young… Read More »»

Community integration following severe childhood traumatic brain injury

Chevignard MP, Brooks N, Truelle JL.  Rehabilitation Department for Children with Acquired Brain Injury, Hôpital National de Saint Maurice, Saint Maurice, France. m.chevignard@hopital-saint-maurice.fr.  Curr Opin Neurol. 2010 Dec;23(6):695-700. doi: 10.1097/WCO.0b013e328340296f. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and acquired disability in children, causing impairments in children’s sensory-motor,… Read More »»