Journal article

The timeframe for safe resumption of high-level mobility following traumatic brain injury is currently unknown: a systematic review

Sara Gallow, Laura Hilet, Edwina Sutherland, Jennifer McGinley, John Olver, Gavin Williams

DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: To examine the safety of high-level mobility (HLM) prescription in the early sub-acute phase of recovery following moderate-to-extremely severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) with specific focus on provocation of concussion-like symptoms. DESIGN: Systematic review. PROSPERO ID: CRD42017069369. MAIN MEASURES: Extracted data included study design, brain injury severity, time to commence HLM, type of HLM, physiological and symptom monitoring, and rate of adverse events. RESULTS: Nineteen studies were included in the review. Fifteen studies included participants who commenced HLM within 6 weeks of injury, with the earliest time to commencement being 3 days. Overall, adverse events and sym..

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