Psychology & Neuroscience
versão On-line ISSN 1983-3288
PEREIRA, Ana Paula Almeida de. On selecting emotional outcomes in a rehabilitation program for persons with traumatic brain injury in Brazil. Psychol. Neurosci. [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.2, pp. 289-296. ISSN 1983-3288. http://dx.doi.org/10.3922/j.psns.2011.2.015.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important health problem in Brazil. It frequently results in a variety of sequelae, including cognitive, behavioral, and physical impairments that are frequently related to difficulties in community reintegration and successful rehabilitation outcomes. The literature shows that several variables are involved in positive outcomes, including neuropsychological deficits, services received, and social support. Brazil has a paucity of rehabilitation programs for persons with TBI. Intervention outcomes are underreported, and culturally adapted rehabilitation strategies are rarely found. The present study describes a rehabilitation program, presents emotional factors as an important outcome, and discusses a case that illustrates the major points debated.
Palavras-chave : brain injury; emotional outcome; rehabilitation; program evaluation; neuropsychological assessment; outcome assessment.