Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury: Evaluating the Evidence

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National Academies Press, Jan 28, 2012 - Medical - 356 pages
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may affect 10 million people worldwide. It is considered the "signature wound" of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. These injuries result from a bump or blow to the head, or from external forces that cause the brain to move within the head, such as whiplash or exposure to blasts. TBI can cause an array of physical and mental health concerns and is a growing problem, particularly among soldiers and veterans because of repeated exposure to violent environments. One form of treatment for TBI is cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT), a patient-specific, goal-oriented approach to help patients increase their ability to process and interpret information. The Department of Defense asked the IOM to conduct a study to determine the effectiveness of CRT for treatment of TBI.

 

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Contents

Summary
1
BACKGROUND
19
1 Introduction
21
2 Traumatic Brain Injury
37
3 Factors Affecting Recovery
59
4 Defining Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
75
5 State of Practice and Providersof Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
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REVIEW OF THE EVIDENCE
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10 Memory
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11 MultiModal or Comprehensive Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy
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12 Telehealth Technology
243
13 Adverse Events or Harm
249
RECOMMENDATIONS
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14 Directions
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Appendixes
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Comparative Effectiveness and Implementation Research for Neurocognitive Disorders Concepts Relevant to Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Tr...
273

6 Methods
115
7 Attention
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8 Executive Function
137
9 Language and Social Communication
163
Workshop Agendas
283
Recent and Ongoing Clinical Trials CRT for TBI
287
Biosketches of Committee Members and Staff
325
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