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Service Use and Barriers with Post-Acute-Care Rehabilitation Following Acquired Brain Injury: Family Caregiver Perspectives

  • Charles Edmund Degeneffe (a1), Richard Green (a2) and Clair Jones (a3)
Abstract

The study aimed to understand the use and barriers to use of post-acute-care services by persons with acquired brain injury (ABI). A total of 21 primary family caregivers of persons recently discharged from an ABI acute-care facility in a large southwestern city in the United States participated. Service use in 14 domains appeared consistent with post-discharge needs. In five service areas, participants were not aware the service was available. Professionals in acute ABI rehabilitation units need to be fully aware of the range of available potential supports and diligent in informing injured persons and their families about available post-discharge services.

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Address for correspondence: Charles Edmund Degeneffe, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, EBA-227a, San Diego, CA 92182. E-mail: cdegenef@mail.sdsu.edu
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The Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
  • ISSN: 1323-8922
  • EISSN: 1838-6059
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