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Clinical practice guidelines for rehabilitation in traumatic brain injury: a critical appraisal

Su Yi Lee, Bhasker Amatya, Rodney Judson, Melinda Truesdale, Jan D Reinhardt, Taslim Uddin, Xiang-Hu Xiong, Fary Khan



This review aim to provide an overview of recommendations and quality of existing clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for the management of traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the rehabilitation perspective. Comprehensive literature search, including health databases, CPG clearinghouse/developer websites, and grey literature using Internet search engines up to September 2017. All TBI CPGs published in the last decade were selected if their scope included management of TBI, systematic methods for evidence search, clear defined recommendations, and supporting evidence for rehabilitation interventions. Three authors independently critically appraised the quality of included CPGs using the Apprais..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This review was supported by internal resources of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Park Campus, Melbourne, Australia, and no external funding was available. No commercial party having a direct financial interest in the results of the research supporting this article has or will confer a benefit on the authors or on any organization with which the authors are associated.