Gains Made in Post-acute Rehabilitation appear to be Maintained Several Years after Discharge
Categories: Recovery - Long Term
Are the gains made by people with brain injuries in a post-acute rehabilitation program maintained several years after discharge?
Past Studies show that post-acute rehabilitation programs can assist persons with brain injury to
This Study included 34 persons with brain injury who participated in a rehabilitation program during a three-year period. Their abilities at the time they left the program were compared to their abilities approximately one year later. They
Who May Be Affected By These Findings
Persons with brain injuries and their families, health care providers, researchers.
This study examined
Gains made in post-acute brain injury rehabilitation appear to be retained for several years for some persons with brain injuries. The group, as a whole, demonstrated retention of abilities. Some individuals within the study experienced skill loss. Further research is needed to further analyze individual differences associated with gain maintenance.
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Sander, A. M.; Roebuck, T. M.; Struchen, M. A.; Sherer, M.; & High, W. M., Jr. (2001) Long-term maintenance of gains obtained in post-acute rehabilitation by persons with TBI. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, (4), 356-373.