Expectations Versus Recommendations After a Brain Injury

Expectations Versus Recommendations After a Brain Injury

A brief summary of current research.

Post-Acute Assessment Programme for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Measuring the Gap Between Patients' Expectations on Entering and End of Programme Recommendations

Pouliquen, U, Etcharry-Bouyx, F, Pinon, K, Patureau, F, Petit, A, Lambert, A, & Richard, I. Brain Injury, Vol. 27 (7-8), pp. 789-792.

In this study, researchers compared the expectations of patients with traumatic brain injury when they first entered a post-acute program to the recommendations that were made at the end of the program. In more than half of the 240 people who participated in the study, there was a significant discrepancy between the expectations study participants had about their future work and social life and the recommendations they were given when discharged from their post-acute programs. The authors attribute this discrepancy, in part, to cognitive disorders from the brain injury.

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Posted on BrainLine August 12, 2013.

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I'm scared and lonely. Afraid to contact or go to the doctor. I don't want to be in a nursing home. The only time I feel safe and comfortable is on a golf course and I suck at golf but love the game more than anything!

i have noticed that myself and others might be avoided by others in certain arena.  It is hurtful that others we respect avoid us but we have to move on and not dwell on the due respect that just is not there.  My question is could this reaction be due to the person rather than the disability because my wife experiences avoidance and she is not brain injured.  Being not cool there is no crime, being aware of a persons topics is important and therefore a person might choose to focus on a social arena that is more sound than always taking big risk.  What is a person' personal brand and see if there is a reason for reinforcement or change.