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Abstracts Selected for Presentation at the WFNS Neuroreha-Conference Münster 2000, and on Early Rehabilitation in Maribor 2001

Does Intensive Rehabilitation Improve the Functional Outcome of Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? Cognitive Function Result of a Randomised Controlled Trial
  • X. L. Zhu
  • W. S. Poon
  • C. Chan
  • S. Wai
  • M. K. Tse
  • S. Chan
  • S. Yiu
  • S. Tang
  • K. Fung
  • C. Y. Pang
  • A. Chan
  • E. Lai
  • D. Cheung
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 79)

Abstract

Background and Objectives:We have carried out a randomized trial to test the efficacy of intensive rehabilitation for patients with TBI. The result showed that significantly more patients in the study group achieved full Functional Independent Measure (FIM) and good Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) at 3 months but the controlled group caught up in subsequent months [1]. Here we report the cognitive function Outcome of the same study.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Vegetative State Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Glasgow Outcome Scale Daily Cost 
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Reference

  1. 1.
    Zhu XL, Poon WS, Chan Cet al(1999) Does intensive rehabilitation improve the functional outcome of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI)? One year result of a prospective randomized trial. Presented at the International Conference on Recent Advances in Neurotraumatology (ICRAN), November 20–23. Taipei, TaiwanGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • X. L. Zhu
    • 1
  • W. S. Poon
    • 1
  • C. Chan
    • 1
  • S. Wai
    • 2
  • M. K. Tse
    • 2
  • S. Chan
    • 2
  • S. Yiu
    • 2
  • S. Tang
    • 2
  • K. Fung
    • 3
  • C. Y. Pang
    • 3
  • A. Chan
    • 3
  • E. Lai
    • 4
  • D. Cheung
    • 5
  1. 1.Neurosurgical Unit, Prince of Wales Hospitalthe Chinese University of Hong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospitalthe Chinese University of Hong KongChina
  3. 3.Department of Occupational Therapy, Prince of Wales Hospitalthe Chinese University of Hong KongChina
  4. 4.Department of Physiotherapy, Prince of Wales Hospitalthe Chinese University of Hong KongChina
  5. 5.Department of Speech Therapy, Prince of Wales Hospitalthe Chinese University of Hong KongChina

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