Profiling early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home after brain injury

Turner, Benjamin, Fleming, Jennifer, Cornwell, Petrea, Haines, Terry and Ownsworth, Tamara (2009) Profiling early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home after brain injury. Brain Injury, 23 1: 51-60. doi:10.1080/02699050802635257


Author Turner, Benjamin
Fleming, Jennifer
Cornwell, Petrea
Haines, Terry
Ownsworth, Tamara
Title Profiling early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home after brain injury
Journal name Brain Injury   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0269-9052
0883-041X
1362-301X
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02699050802635257
Volume 23
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 60
Total pages 10
Editor J. Kreutzer
N. Zasler
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Formatted abstract
Primary objective:
To profile early outcomes during the transition from hospital to home for individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) and their family caregivers.

Research design:
Prospective longitudinal study with data collected at three time points: pre-discharge and 1- and 3-months post-discharge.

Methods and procedures:
Participants included 26 individuals with ABI and 26 family caregivers, who were assessed on measures of global functioning, psychosocial reintegration, health-related quality-of-life and emotional well-being. Changes in outcomes over time and group comparisons were examined using repeated measures ANOVAs with relevant post-hoc analyses.

Results:
Participants typically demonstrated improved global functioning and psychosocial reintegration during the transition period, with closer alignment of perspectives (i.e. comparisons between self-ratings of participants with ABI and ratings of family caregivers) at 3-months post-discharge on the occupational activities and living skills domains. Additionally, levels of depression and stress reported by participants with ABI were observed to increase over time.

Conclusions:
Collectively, the results highlight the critical nature of the transition phase for psychosocial reintegration and emotional adjustment and support the need for holistic approaches to transition-specific interventions. 
Keyword Acquired brain injury
Quality-of-life
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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