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A systematic review of psychological treatments for mild traumatic brain injury: an update on the evidence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18608646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is common and results in persisting disability for a minority of cases. Evidence guiding clinical management of this more complex group is lacking. This study systematically reviews psychological/neuropsychological treatments for adults with MTBI, with an emphasis on external validity. A total of 8 further studies were found adding to 10 from previous reviews. Although the methodological quality remains poor, mild supportive evidence was found for educational interventions provided early following injury. However, the routine provision of interventions for all MTBI cases may not be effective. Continuing and novel research efforts are needed to identify factors associated with poor outcomes to enable efficient targeting of healthcare resources.
Deborah L Snell; Lois J Surgenor; E Jean C Hay-Smith; Richard J Siegert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-05-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1744-411X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-04-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502170     Medline TA:  J Clin Exp Neuropsychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  20-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / therapy*
Neuropsychological Tests
Psychotherapy / methods*,  trends

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