Journal article

Factors Affecting Participation in Physical Therapy During Posttraumatic Amnesia

Courtney Spiteri, Jennie Ponsford, Gavin Williams, Michelle Kahn, Adam McKay

ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of agitation, cognitive impairment, fatigue, and pain on physical therapy participation and outcomes during posttraumatic amnesia (PTA) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Participants (N=77) with moderate-to-severe TBI who were deemed to be experiencing PTA using the Westmead Post-Traumatic Amnesia Scale. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Pittsburgh Rehabilitation Participation Scale and time in therapy (min) were recorded twice daily after routine physical therapy sessions during PTA. The FIM-motor (select items related to physical ther..

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