The guideline consists of 19 sets of clinical recommendations that are applicable to healthcare providers who care for patients with mTBI in all settings, and seeks to improve the care of young patients with this injury. The practice-changing recommendations include using validated, age-appropriate symptom scales to diagnose mTBI, providing patients with instructions on returning to activity customized to their symptoms, and counseling patients to return gradually to non-sports activities after no more than a few days of rest, among others.
The study shows that one in four adults in the US reports having at least one disability. Mobility disabilities were most prevalent, followed by cognition, independent living, hearing, vision, and self-care. Rates varied among age groups, genders, and racial and ethnic groups. The study also found that adults with disabilities, particularly those between 18 and 64, experienced disparities in access to health care, such as health insurance coverage, having a usual health care provider, and receiving a check-up during the last year.
Pre-Injury Factors May Matter More Than Injury Severity When Predicting Outcomes after a Traumatic Brain Injury
This reserach looks at some of the factors that can impact recovery from traumatic brain injury, some of which occur before the injury even happens.
The purpose of this Action Planning Guide is to support the community's efforts to plan for enhancing community participation among people with disabilities. We hope this guide will be useful to anyone interested in bringing about community change and improvement, but it may be particularly helpful for staff of Centers for Independent Living and other community-based organizations who will operate as facilitators of these processes.