Behavioural Neurology

Long-Term Functional and Psychosocial Consequences and Health Care Provision after Traumatic Brain Injury


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1Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

2Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Nesoddtangen, Norway

3University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain

4Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


Long-Term Functional and Psychosocial Consequences and Health Care Provision after Traumatic Brain Injury

Description

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has a wide range of severity ranging from concussions to severe brain injuries and death. A wide body of literature has documented adverse outcomes in cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical functioning after TBI, as well as increased risk for poor family and social functioning. TBI presents a major challenge to healthcare systems because of residual functional impairments along with difficulties with activities of daily living, education, community integration, and employment. Although acute treatment and care are important, effective delivery of long-term healthcare services and community-based support are equally necessary and far more complex.

To date, studies from different countries are required to allow a better understanding of international differences and patients’ needs for healthcare services and additional support. The goal of this special issue is to present a summary of international multidisciplinary research on long-term functional consequences of TBI, to describe their impact on healthcare needs and to relate these to healthcare provision. Authors are invited to submit original research papers related to TBI. We are particularly interested in papers that explore cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical functioning of TBI, patients’ needs, and the provision of healthcare services and social support, using any approach for research (e.g., case studies, empirical research, program evaluations, and literature review) and methods (qualitative and/or quantitative).

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive deficits (e.g., memory, attention, executive functions, and self-awareness) and treatment approaches
  • Behavioral and emotional difficulties (e.g., aggression, irritability, depression, anxiety, personality, and posttraumatic stress disorder) and differential diagnosis of TBI from other neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Comorbidities (e.g., posttraumatic epilepsy and other comorbidity) that can impact cognition, behavior and emotion, social difficulties, and functional outcomes
  • Social difficulties (e.g., family, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, and quality of life)
  • Somatic complaints and impairments (e.g., fatigue, pain, visual symptoms, motor disorders, and sleep disorders)
  • Predictors of functional outcomes and change over time (e.g., employment, productivity, and driving)
  • Provision of healthcare services (e.g., inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and community-based services) and how they are organized to preserve and improve TBI related functional outcomes

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2678081
  • - Editorial

Long-Term Functional and Psychosocial Consequences and Health Care Provision after Traumatic Brain Injury

Nada Andelic | Solrun Sigurdardottir | ... | Alison K. Godbolt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8026414
  • - Clinical Study

Predictors for Return to Work in Subjects with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Eirik Vikane | Torgeir Hellstrøm | ... | Jan Sture Skouen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7928014
  • - Research Article

Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life after TBI: Comparison of a Disease-Specific (QOLIBRI) with a Generic (SF-36) Instrument

Nicole von Steinbuechel | Amra Covic | ... | Jean-Luc Truelle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 680308
  • - Research Article

Cognitive Impairment after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Clinical Course and Impact on Outcome: A Swedish-Icelandic Study

Maud Stenberg | Alison K. Godbolt | ... | Britt-Marie Stålnacke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 185941
  • - Research Article

The Relationship between Training and Mental Health among Caregivers of Individuals with Polytrauma

Lillian Flores Stevens | Treven C. Pickett | ... | Joan M. Griffin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 845491
  • - Research Article

Mortality and One-Year Functional Outcome in Elderly and Very Old Patients with Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries: Observed and Predicted

Cecilie Røe | Toril Skandsen | ... | Audny Anke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 137402
  • - Research Article

Whakawhiti Kōrero, a Method for the Development of a Cultural Assessment Tool, Te Waka Kuaka, in Māori Traumatic Brain Injury

Hinemoa Elder | Paula Kersten
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 406057
  • - Research Article

Psychological Outcome in Young Survivors of Severe TBI: A Cross-Informant Comparison

Karoline Doser | Ingrid Poulsen | Anne Norup
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 329241
  • - Research Article

Life after Adolescent and Adult Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Self-Reported Executive, Emotional, and Behavioural Function 2–5 Years after Injury

Torun Gangaune Finnanger | Alexander Olsen | ... | Marit S. Indredavik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 274326
  • - Review Article

Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Hong Kong: A Review of Practice and Research

Junhong Yu | Helena M. K. Tam | Tatia M. C. Lee
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