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In-patient neuropsychiatric brain injury rehabilitation

  • Fernando Lazaro, Rob Butler and Simon Fleminger
Abstract
Aims and Method

To discuss the service offered by an in-patient neuropsychiatric brain injury rehabilitation unit. To examine the demographic details of patients admitted to the unit. To find the commonest reasons for referral.

Results

The notes of 78 patients admitted to the unit, over a two-year period, were examined. Seventy-three per cent were male and the mean age was 45 years. Seventy-five per cent of admissions had a severe brain injury. Two-thirds of the patients were admitted within six months of their injury. The most common reasons for referral were memory difficulties (n=61), verbal aggression (n=31) and temper control(n=25).

Clinical Implications

In-patient neuropsychiatric brain injury rehabilitation units offer management of patients referred with a wide range of cognitive, behavioural, functional and physical problems.

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In-patient neuropsychiatric brain injury rehabilitation

  • Fernando Lazaro, Rob Butler and Simon Fleminger
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