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Title: Effectiveness of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation for Spanish population with acquired brain injury measured using Rasch analysis.
Authors: Caracuel, A
Cuberos-Urbano, G
Santiago-Ramajo, S
Vilar-Lopez, R
Coín-Megias, M A
Verdejo-García, A
Pérez-García, M
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Caracuel,A; Cuberos-Urbano,G; Vilar-Lopez,R; Santiago-Ramajo,S; Coín-Megias,MA; Verdejo-García,A; Perez-García,M] Department Personalidad, Evaluacion y Tratamiento Psicológico, Granada, Spain. [Caracuel,A; Vilar-Lopez,R; Verdejo-García,A] Instituto de Neurociencias F. Oloriz, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain. [Caracuel,A] Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, Spain.
Keywords: Acquired brain injury;Stroke;Traumatic brain injury;Holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation;Outcome measures;Rasch analysis;Evaluación de la discapacidad;Grupo de ascendencia continental europea;Femenino;Humanos;Masculino;Mediana edad;Pruebas neuropsicológicas;España;Resultado del tratamiento;Traumatismos encefálicos
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures::Disability Evaluation
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Population Groups::Continental Population Groups::European Continental Ancestry Group
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Female
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Check Tags::Male
Medical Subject Headings::Named Groups::Persons::Age Groups::Adult::Middle Aged
Medical Subject Headings::Psychiatry and Psychology::Behavioral Disciplines and Activities::Psychological Tests::Neuropsychological Tests
Medical Subject Headings::Geographicals::Geographic Locations::Europe::Spain
Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Prognosis::Treatment Outcome
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Nervous System Diseases::Central Nervous System Diseases::Brain Diseases::Brain Injuries
Issue Date: 20-Feb-2012
Publisher: IOS Press
Citation: Caracuel A, Cuberos-Urbano G, Santiago-Ramajo S, Vilar-Lopez R, Coín-Megias MA, Verdejo-García A, et al. Effectiveness of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation for Spanish population with acquired brain injury measured using Rasch analysis. NeuroRehabilitation. 2012; 30(1):43-53
Abstract: INTRODUCTION The Rasch model is increasingly used in the field of rehabilitation because it improves the accuracy of measurements of patient status and their changes after therapy. OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term effectiveness of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program for Spanish outpatients with acquired brain injury (ABI) using Rasch analysis. METHODS Eighteen patients (ten with long evolution - patients who started the program > 6 months after ABI- and eight with short evolution) and their relatives attended the program for 6 months. Patients' and relatives' answers to the European Brain Injury Questionnaire and the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale at 3 time points (pre-intervention. post-intervention and 12 month follow-up) were transformed into linear measures called logits. RESULTS The linear measures revealed significant improvements with large effects at the follow-up assessment on cognitive and executive functioning, social and emotional self-regulation, apathy and mood. At follow-up, the short evolution group achieved greater improvements in mood and cognitive functioning than the long evolution patients. CONCLUSIONS The program showed long-term effectiveness for most of the variables, and it was more effective for mood and cognitive functioning when patients were treated early. Relatives played a key role in the effectiveness of the rehabilitation program.
Description: Journal Article;
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.3233/NRE-2011-0726
ISSN: 1878-6448 (Online)
1053-8135 (Print)
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