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[Evaluation of the community integration of persons with lateralised post-acute acquired brain injury].
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PMID:  23884869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION. Hemispheric specialization is a topic of interest that has motivated an enormous amount of research in recent decades. After a unilateral brain injury, the consequences can affect various areas of specialization, leading, depending on the location of the injury, impairment in quality of life and community integration. PATIENTS AND METHODS. Cross-sectional study with a sample of 58 patients, 28 traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 30 cerebrovascular accidents, both lateralized. The level of integration in the community is measured by the Community Integration Questionnaire. RESULTS. There were three groups analyzed by considering unilateral injury (full sample, stroke sample, and TBI sample). Results showed a significantly high community integration of people with right hemisphere injury. However, to measure the level of community integration between TBI and stroke, the results showed no significant differences. CONCLUSION. According to the results of the study people with brain injury in the right hemisphere have a better community integration than people with lesions in the left hemisphere regardless of the origin of the lesions (vascular or traumatic). We discussed the reasons that may motivate the differences and clinical implications.
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E Huertas-Hoyas; E J Pedrero-Perez; A M Aguila-Maturana; C Gonzalez-Alted
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de neurologia     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1576-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Neurol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706841     Medline TA:  Rev Neurol     Country:  Spain    
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Languages:  spa     Pagination:  150-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28922 Madrid, Espana.
Vernacular Title:
Valoracion de la integracion en la comunidad de las personas con daño cerebral adquirido postagudo lateralizado.
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