Rehabilitation outcome after traumatic brain injury

Irdesel J., Aydiner S. B. , Akgoz S.

NEUROCIRUGIA, vol.18, no.1, pp.5-15, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s1130-1473(07)70303-2
  • Title of Journal : NEUROCIRUGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-15


Rehabilitation goals after traumatic brain injury are improving function, increasing the level of independence as high as possible, preventing complications and providing an acceptable environment to the patient. Several complications can be encountered during the rehabilitation period which lead to physical, cognitive and neurobehavioral impairments that cause major delay in functional improvement. This prospective study was designed in order to investigate the complications and their relations with functional recovery in patients that were included in the acute phase of a rehabilitation program.