Family and home in cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury: The importance of family oriented interventions

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Acquired brain injury (ABI) severely affects both the injured patient and her/his family. This fact alone calls for a therapeutic approach addressing not only the individual victim of ABI but also her/his family. Additionally, the optimal outcome of posttraumatic cognitive rehabilitation may be best obtained by supplementing the institution-based cognitive training with home-based training. Moving cognitive training and other therapeutic interventions into the home environment does, however, constitute an additional challenge to the family structure and psychological wellbeing of all family members. We presently argue in favour of an increased utilization of family-based intervention programs for the families of brain injured patients – in general and especially in case of utilization of home-based rehabilitative training.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNeuroRehabilitation
Volume41
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)519-525
ISSN1053-8135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2017

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Hjerne, Hjerneskade, Hjerneskade behandling, Rehabilitering, REF-modellen, hjemmebehandling, Familie, Kognitiv reserve, Neurorehabilitering, Acquired brain injury, rehabilitation, family, family interventions

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