Traumatic Brain Injury
Critically Appraised Topics (CATs) and Critically Appraised Papers (CAPs)
#1 - What is the evidence that challenging demands to the brain, such as therapy, activity or sensory stimulation reorganizes brain function beyond spontaneous recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
#1a - What is the evidence for the effect of sensory stimulation on the arousal level of persons in coma or persistent vegetative state after traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
- Johnson, D. A., Roethig-Johnson, K., & Richards, D. (1993). Biochemical and physiological parameters of recovery in acute severe head injury. Responses to multisensory stimulation. Brain Injury, 7, 491–499.
- Mitchell, S., Bradley, V. A., Welch, J. L., & Britton, P. G. (1990). Coma arousal procedure: A therapeutic intervention in the treatment of head injury. Brain Injury, 4, 273–279.
#2 - What is the evidence for the effect of interventions (published between 2000-2004) to enable persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to participate in areas of occupation (activities of daily living [ADL], instrumental activities of daily living [IADL], work, leisure, social participation, and education)?
#3 - What is the evidence for the effect of interventions to address psychosocial, behavioral, and social functions on the occupational performance for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
#4 - What is the evidence for the effect of interventions to address cognitive/perceptual functions (attention, memory, executive functions) on the occupational performance for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
- Burke, D. T., Leeb, S. B., Hinman, R. T., Lupton, E. C., Burke, J., Schneider, J. C., et al. (2001). Using Talking Lights to assist brain-injured patients with daily inpatient therapeutic schedule. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 16, 284–291.
- Cicerone, K. D., Mott, T., Azulay, J., & Friel, J. C. (2004). Community integration and satisfaction with functioning after intensive cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, 943–950.
- Freeman, M. R., Mittenberg, W., Dicowden, M., & Bat-ami, M. (1992). Executive and compensatory memory retraining in traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 6, 65–70.
- Hart, T., Hawkey, K., & Whyte, J. (2002). Use of a portable voice organizer to remember therapy goals in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: A within-subjects trial. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 17, 556–570.
- Kessels, R. P. C., & de Haan, E. H. F. (2003). Implicit learning in memory rehabilitation: A meta-analysis on errorless learning and vanishing cue methods. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 25, 805–814.
- Levine, B., Robertson, I. H., Clare, L., Carter, G., Hong, J., Wilson, B. A., et al. (2000). Rehabilitation of executive functioning: An experimental-clinical validation of Goal Management Training. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 6, 299–312.
- Manly, T., Hawkins, K., Evans, J., Woldt, K., & Robertson, I. H. (2002). Rehabilitation of executive function: Facilitation of effective goal management on complex tasks using periodic auditory alerts. Neuropsychologia, 40, 271–281.
- Novack, T. A., Caldwell, S. G., Duke, L. W., Bergquist, T. F., & Gage, R. G. (1996). Focused versus unstructured intervention for attention deficits after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 11(3), 52–60.
- Paniak, C., Toller-Lobe, G., Durand, A., & Nagy, J. (1998). A randomized trial of two treatments for mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 12, 1011–1023.
- Paniak, C., Toller-Lobe, G., Reynolds, S., Melnyk, A., & Nagy, J. (2000). A randomized trial of two treatments for mild traumatic brain injury: 1 year follow-up. Brain Injury, 14, 219–226.
- Park, N. W., & Ingles, J. L. (2001). Effectiveness of attention rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury: A meta-analysis. Neuropsychology, 15, 199-210. Also published in 2000 in Brain & Cognition, 44, 1–18.
- Salazar, A. M., Warden, D. L., Schwab, K., Spector, J., Braverman, S., Waler, J., et al., for the Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program (DVHIP) Study Group. (2000). Cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury: A randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA], 283, 3075–3081.
- Sohlberg, M. M., McLaughlin, K. A., Pavese, A., Heidrich, A., & Posner, M. I. (2000). Evaluation of attention process training and brain injury education in persons with acquired brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22, 656–676.
- Watanabe, T. K. , Black, K. L., Zafonte, R. D., Millis, S. R., & Mann, N. R. (1998). Do calendars enhance posttraumatic temporal orientation?: A pilot study. Brain Injury, 12, 81–85.
- Wilson, B. A., Emslie, H. C., Quirk, K., & Evans, J. J. (2001). Reducing everyday memory and planning problems by means of a paging system: A randomized control crossover design. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 70, 477–482.
- Wright, P., Rogers, N., Hall, C., Wilson, B., Evans, J., & Emslie, H. (2001). Enhancing an appointment diary on a pocket computer for use by people after brain injury. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 24, 299–308.
- Wright, P., Rogers, N., Hall, C., Wilson, B., Evans, J., Emslie, H., & Bartram, C. (2001). Comparison of pocket-computer memory aids for people with brain injury. Brain Injury, 15, 787–800.