Meredith Sargent is in private practice in Swarthmore, PA. Terri Sue Patterson is president of Nursing Consultation Services, Ltd., in Norristown, PA.
Postacute, Home-Based Head Injury Rehabilitation: An Outcome Study
Version of Record online: 3 SEP 2012
1993 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 380–383, November-December 1993
How to Cite
Sargent, M. and Patterson, T. S. (1993), Postacute, Home-Based Head Injury Rehabilitation: An Outcome Study. Rehabilitation Nursing, 18: 380–383. doi: 10.1002/j.2048-7940.1993.tb00793.x
- Issue online: 3 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 3 SEP 2012
A functional scale was developed to evaluate gains made by head-injured clients involved in an intensive home-based rehabilitation program. The scale was designed to assess achievement in areas of practical daily skills that can be correlated with rehabilitation outcome. This research project assessed functional changes in head-injured clients with the expectation of their being able to decrease their dependence on caretakers. This article discusses the development of a home-based rehabilitation program, the creation of the functional scale, and the results of the project.