Steven Wheeler, Amanda Acord-Vira, Marian Arbesman, Deborah Lieberman; Occupational Therapy Interventions for Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury. Am J Occup Ther 2017;71(3):7103395010. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.713005
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This Evidence Connection describes a case report of an adult with traumatic brain injury (TBI), applying the evidence for intervention from the systematic reviews on TBI that were conducted in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA’s) Evidence-Based Practice Project. The occupational therapy assessment and treatment processes for hospital, home, and community settings are described. Evidence Connection articles provide a clinical application of systematic reviews developed in conjunction with AOTA’s Evidence-Based Practice Project.
The Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ; Willer, Ottenbacher, & Coad, 1994), to assess Kevin’s current level of functioning with home integration, social integration, and productivity (e.g., employment, volunteer, school)
The Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), to assess Kevin’s current level with cognitive judgments regarding satisfaction with one’s life.
Moderate to strong evidence to support the use of goal-directed interventions to improve self-ratings of performance and satisfaction, goal attainment, occupational performance, and psychosocial reintegration
Moderate evidence to support the use of aquatic therapy to improve tension, depression, anger, and confusion
Strong evidence to support the use of general memory interventions that combine restorative and compensatory interventions to improve memory.
Client-centered goal setting to improve self-awareness and interpersonal communication
Physical activity to improve depression and anger
Restorative and compensatory strategies to improve memory recall.
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