Janet M. Powell; Special Issue on Occupational Therapy for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(3):7003170010p1-7003170010p4. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.703002.
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Awareness of the incidence and consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) has increased in recent years, along with interest in knowing how best to treat this complex condition. This editorial provides an overview of the various factors that contribute to the complexity of TBI and introduces the six systematic reviews and one qualitative study included in this special issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy focusing on interventions for TBI from an occupational therapy perspective. Issues with the generation and interpretation of research evidence are discussed, along with the importance of valuing clinician expertise and client perspectives along with research findings in implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed practice.
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