Factors influencing community case management and care hours for clients with traumatic brain injury living in the UK

Clark-Wilson, Jo, Giles, Gordon Muir, Seymour, Stephanie, Tasker, Ross, Baxter, Doreen M and Holloway, Mark (2016) Factors influencing community case management and care hours for clients with traumatic brain injury living in the UK. Brain Injury, 30 (7). pp. 872-882. ISSN 0269-9052

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Abstract

Objective: To investigate the relationship between deficits associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and case management (CM) and care/support (CS) in two UK community samples.

Research design: Prospective descriptive study.

Method: Case managers across the UK and from a single UK CM service contributed client profiles to two data sets (Groups 1 and 2, respectively). Data were entered on demographics, injury severity, functional skills, functional-cognition (including executive functions), behaviour and CM and CS hours. Relationships were explored between areas of disability and service provision.

Results: Clients in Group 2 were more severely injured, longer post-injury and had less family support than clients in Group 1. There were few significant differences between Groups 1 and 2 on measures of Functionalskill, Functional-cognition and Behaviour disorder. Deficits in Functionalskills were associated with CS, but not CM. Deficits in measures of executive functions (impulsivity, predictability, response to direction) were related to CM, but not to CS. Insight was related to both CM and CS. Variables related to behaviour disorder were related to CM, but were less often correlated to CS.

Conclusions: The need for community support is related not only to Functionalskills (CS), but also to behaviour disorder, self-regulatory skills and impaired insight (CM).

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research
Depositing User: Mark Holloway
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 07:17
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 08:15
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65782

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