Functional abilities in adults with chronic brain injury

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2019

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Furlong, Bridget
Spees, Stephen
Vas, Asha

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In the initial stages of rehabilitation after a brain injury, a person may make significant gains in many domains of function. However, there are often little gainsin the chronic stages ofrecovery forthese individuals. The residual impairments that remain after brain injury can have cause serious functional impairments for the individual. Practitioners are beginning to recognize the benefits of integrative approaches to mitigate chronic long‐term functional outcomes. That is, physical exercises programs such as aerobics and other fitness regimens are integrated into cognitive training programs. The purpose of the current pilot is to examine the correlation between cognitive (thinking), physical (body movements, walking, strength), and daily functionality (ability to do household chores, grocery shopping, work) in adults with chronic brain injury. This study will use assessments in three domains to test participant's cognition, physical performance, and daily functionality.

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Creative Arts and Research Symposium

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Chronic brain injury, Traumatic brain injury, Cognitive function

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