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Level of Executive Functioning Related to Outcome Post-TBI

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Level of Executive Functioning Related to Outcome Post-TBI
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A brief summary of current research.

Association Between Cognitive Performance and Functional Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Longitudinal Multilevel Examination

Spitz, G, Ponsford, J, Rudzki, D, & Maller, JJ (2012). Neuropsychology, Vol 26(5), pp. 604-612.

Extensive research has found that certain characteristics such as age, education level, and length of post-traumatic amnesia are related to how well a person fares after brain injury. This study confirmed these findings; however, it also found that a person’s cognitive abilities, especially executive functions, were a better predictor of the rate and amount of recovery.

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Please remember, as good as studies can be to identify help for patients suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury, there is a useful saying to keep in mind when evaluating these people's difficulties: "You have seen one brain injury, you have seen ONE brain injury." No two brain injuries are exactly alike and should not be treated thus or you may mistreat the patient's needs and miss important clues that may help them progress to a higher level of healing and wellness.

Feb 2nd, 2017 9:40am

this is so untrue. I was sharp as sharp prior to my concussion, I was my team leader at work and had the world in my hand. Now I have executive functioning issues and sensory overload issues and in vision therapy.

May 17th, 2016 6:05pm

What is Executive Function? (http://www.ncld.org/types-learning-disabilities/executive-function-disorders/what-is-executive-function) educational resource

Oct 6th, 2013 10:28am


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