A brief summary of current research.
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Vol 19, Issue 2 April 2009, pp 161-176.
How aware a person is of his difficulties after brain injury is important because it can affect how much he is able to benefit from rehabilitation. This study examined improvement in self-awareness of deficits by comparing self-ratings by people with TBI with their family ratings, both at 45 days after injury and one year later. Self-awareness did improve at one year; however, people with TBI continued to rate themselves as higher functioning than their relatives did.