Cognitive rehabilitation: Mild traumatic brain injury and relevance of OTPF

Vas, Asha
Luedtke, Anna
Ortiz, Eryn
Mackie, Natalie
Gonzalez, Samantha
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There is increased awareness of the long-term cognitive sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Therefore, researchers and clinicians have developed and tested cognitive training protocols to address these challenges. The current review summarized literature that examined existing cognitive rehabilitation/training programs. Specifically, the review listed the impact of these programs on functional domains informed by the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF). Literature between the years 2008 and 2022 was gathered from nine databases. Results indicate that several cognitive rehabilitation programs have proven to positively influence domains of occupation, client factors, performance, and context. Occupational therapy practitioners have an opportunity to engage in mTBI management. Furthermore, adopting domains of OTPF may guide assessments, treatment planning, and long-term follow-up.

Article originally published in Occupational Therapy International, 2023, 1–11. English. Published online 2023.
Cognitive training protocols, Cognitive rehabilitation programs, Occupational therapy practitioners
This is a published version of an article that is available at: Recommended citation: Vas, A., Luedtke, A., Ortiz, E., Mackie, N., & Gonzalez, S. (2023). Cognitive rehabilitation: Mild traumatic brain injury and relevance of OTPF. Occupational Therapy International, 2023, 1–11. This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.