After acquired brain injury (ABI) rehabilitation aims to increase the individual’s functionality promoting their Quality of Life (QoL). The main goal of this study was to evaluate the impact of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program (HNRP) on quality of life dimensions. Twenty subjects with ABI participated, mean age 30 years (SD=7.62). Participants were assessed pre and post intervention, with a six months interval, using Quality of Life After Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) A paired-sample t-test was conducted for data analyzes, with corrected p for multiple comparisons. Significant results after intervention were observed at all dimensions: total [t(19) = -4.59, p < .001], cognitive [t(19) = -2.31, p = .003], self [t(19) =-5.76, p < .001], DLAs (daily life activities) [t(19) = -3.18, p = .001], social [t(19) = -1.29, p = .001], emotional [t(19) = -1.85, p = .001], except on physical [t(19) = -1.78, p = .01]. Results suggest that intervention, after ABI, with the HNRP improves patients’ QoL.
|Translated title of the contribution||The impact of a holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation program on quality of life of patients with acquired brain injury|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Neuropsychological rehabilitation
- Quality of life
- Acquired brain injury
- Outcome evaluation