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Impact of traumatic brain injury on participation in leisure activities.
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PMID:  20801252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine how participation in leisure activities for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) changes from before injury to 1 year after injury. DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of leisure participation at 1 year after TBI. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PARTICIPANTS: Rehabilitation inpatients (mean age, 35.3 years; 77% male; 77% white) with moderate to severe TBI (N=160). INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Functional Status Examination. RESULTS: At 1 year after injury, 81% had not returned to preinjury levels of leisure participation. Activities most frequently discontinued included partying, drug and alcohol use, and various sports. The activity most often reported as new after injury was watching television. Of the small fraction who returned to preinjury levels, 70% did so within 4 months of injury. Sixty percent of those who did not return to preinjury levels were moderately to severely bothered by the changes. CONCLUSIONS: At 1 year after injury, many TBI survivors engage in a reduced number of leisure activities, which are more sedentary and less social, with a substantial fraction dissatisfied with these changes. While discontinuing some activities may be viewed as a positive change, there are few new ones to replace them.
Elizabeth K Wise; Christine Mathews-Dalton; Sureyya Dikmen; Nancy Temkin; Joan Machamer; Kathleen Bell; Janet M Powell
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1532-821X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-30     Completed Date:  2010-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1357-62     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Brain Injuries / rehabilitation*
Prospective Studies
Sex Factors
Treatment Outcome

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