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Community-integrated brain injury rehabilitation: Treatment models and challenges for civilian, military, and veteran populations

Tina M. Trudel, PhD, et al.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health problem among the military personnel, veterans, and civilians. TBI ranges from mild, without lasting problems, to severe, with need for extra treatment. Treatment may include rehabilitation services delivered in community-integrated settings. Research has shown that community-integrated rehabilitation may help military persons return to active duty, work roles, home, and family. We discuss four treatment models for community-integrated rehabilitation, review outcome measures and research, and describe program differences. The treatment model and pilot research of Virginia NeuroCare, a Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center community reintegration program, are also discussed.



Volume 44 Number 7 2007
Pages 1007 — 1016


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