Applicability of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation interventions in natural disaster settings
Su Yi Lee, Bhasker Amatya, Rodney Judson, Melinda Truesdale, Jan D Reinhardt, Taslim Uddin, Xiang-Hu Xiong, Fary Khan
BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019
Objective: To evaluate published traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) and assess rehabilitation intervention recommendations for applicability in disaster settings. Methods: Recommendations for rehabilitation interventions were synthesized from currently published TBI CPGs, developed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DLE); Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN); Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defence (DVA/DOD); and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). Three authors independently extracted, compared, and categorized evidence-based rehabilitation intervention recommendations from these CPGs for applicability in disaste..View full abstract
We thank the Disaster Rehabilitation Committee (DRC) of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) and Disaster Rehabilitation-Special Interest Group of the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMANZ) for their support. The views expressed in this article are not of the above-mentioned committees.