Traumatic Brain Injury Cognitive Rehabilitation

Executive Summary:

 Cognitive impairments following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - difficulties with memory, learning, attention and concentration, problem-solving, planning and organising and decision -making – impact post-TBI quality of life more than physical disabilities.

The inability to return to pre-injury employment, reduced functional level, relationship difficulties and loss of independence contribute substantially to the cost of TBI to society due to their impact on burden of disease, lost productivity and long-term care needs. Cognitive Rehabilitation is therefore a major focus of overall TBI rehabilitation. This Forum aimed to establish agreed evidence-based recommendations for Cognitive Rehabilitation following TBI.

This NTRI Forum involved leading clinicians and researchers from Australia, Canada and the USA who worked to determine agreed evidence-based recommendations by either adopting or modifying existing recommendations such that they accurately reflected the identified evidence.

 Date: May 2012

Outcomes of this Forum, and subsequent activities, have been published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4).

Bayley, Mark Theodore; Teasell, Robert William; Wolfe, Dalton Louis; Gruen, Russell Lindsay; Eng, Janice Jennifer; Ghajar, Jamshid; Tavender, Emma; Kua, Ailene; Bragge, Peter: Where to Build the Bridge Between Evidence and Practice?: Results of an International Workshop to Prioritize Knowledge Translation Activities in Traumatic Brain Injury Care. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 268-276

Bragge, Peter; Pattuwage, Loyal; Marshall, Shawn; Pitt, Veronica; Piccenna, Loretta; Stergiou-Kita, Mary; Tate, Robyn L.; Teasell, Robert; Wiseman-Hakes, Catherine; Kua, Ailene; Ponsford, Jennie; Velikonja, Diana; Bayley, Mark. Quality of Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 277–289

Bayley, Mark Theodore; Tate, Robyn; Douglas, Jacinta Mary; Turkstra, Lyn S.; Ponsford, Jennie; Stergiou-Kita, Mary; Kua, Ailene; Bragge, Peter. INCOG Guidelines for Cognitive Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Methods and Overview. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 290–306

Ponsford, Jennie; Janzen, Shannon; McIntyre, Amanda; Bayley, Mark; Velikonja, Diana; Tate, Robyn. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part I: Posttraumatic Amnesia/Delirium. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 307–320

Ponsford, Jennie; Bayley, Mark; Wiseman-Hakes, Catherine; Togher, Leanne; Velikonja, Diana; McIntyre, Amanda; Janzen, Shannon; Tate, Robyn. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part II: Attention and Information Processing Speed. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 321–337

Tate, Robyn; Kennedy, Mary; Ponsford, Jennie; Douglas, Jacinta; Velikonja, Diana; Bayley, Mark; Stergiou-Kita, Mary. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part III: Executive Function and Self-Awareness. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 338–352

Togher, Leanne; Wiseman-Hakes, Catherine; Douglas, Jacinta; Stergiou-Kita, Mary; Ponsford, Jennie; Teasell, Robert; Bayley, Mark; Turkstra, Lyn S.. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part IV: Cognitive Communication. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 353–368

Velikonja, Diana; Tate, Robyn; Ponsford, Jennie; McIntyre, Amanda; Janzen, Shannon; Bayley, Mark.. INCOG Recommendations for Management of Cognition Following Traumatic Brain Injury, Part V: Memory. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2014; 29 (4): 369–386

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