EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline
Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Updated Review of the Literature from 1998 through 2002
Cicerone, K. D., Dahlberg, C., et al.
Archives of Physcial Medicine and Rehabilitation, 86(8), 1681–92.
AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended
This guideline provides recommendations for the cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke. This is an update of a previous guideline published by Cicerone et al. in 2000. The target audience of this guideline is healthcare professionals involved in the management of individuals with acquired brain injury. Recommendations are provided and defined as Practice Standards, Practice Guidelines, or Practice Options based on the strength and the quality of the supporting evidence. A recommendation for a Practice Standard is based on at least one well-designed class I study with support from class II or class III evidence that directly addresses treatment effectiveness. A Practice Guideline recommendation is based on one or more class I studies with methodological limitations or well-designed class II studies that directly address treatment effectiveness. A recommendation for a Practice Option is based on class II or class III studies that directly address treatment effectiveness.
Dosage (Stroke Patients)
Setting (TBI Patients)
Format (Stroke Patients)
Group-Based Treatment - “There is evidence that group communication treatment can produce clinically meaningful improvements in language function, including improved functional communication, beyond the effects of social contact alone” (p. 1684).
Keywords: Brain Injury; Stroke; Cognitive Rehabilitation
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Added to Compendium: November 2010