Community-based interventions for adolescents following traumatic brain injury: A systematic review

Betony Clasby, Nathan Hughes, Cathy Catroppa, Elle Morrison, Roberta DePompei, Ann Glang
2018 NeuroRehabilitation (Reading, MA)  
Chronic impairment following childhood traumatic brain injury has the potential to increase risk of negative outcomes. This highlights potential value of communitybased rehabilitation programs. Objectives: To identify research studies examining existing intervention programmes available in community-based rehabilitation to adolescents following TBI to assist with the transition back into the community. Methods: A systematic review of community-based interventions was conducted across different
more » ... ational contexts. All included studies involved a clinical population with TBI, aged 11 to 25 years inclusive. Risk of bias was rated for each included study. Results: Seventeen studies were identified for inclusion in the review, of these eleven distinct interventions were found. The quality of Running head: Community-based interventions for adolescents following TBI evidence was largely weak and highly variable. Conclusion: The results suggest some improvement in adolescent outcomes following community-based interventions, however higher quality evidence is needed to support specific interventions.
doi:10.3233/nre-172385 pmid:29660966 fatcat:ifydrjdbejgphl6f6mxjsrl2v4