Researchers at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation released a report this month that suggests a correlation between ethnicity and the rate of success of physical therapy for patients who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According to the institute based in Greater New York, Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites reported more success in terms of self-care after being released from hospital treatment than did non-Hispanic blacks. The report did not discuss how members of other ethnic or cultural groups such as Black Hispanic and Asians compared.
Researchers analyzed data from the Spinal Cord Injury Model System Database’s records of more than 1,700 adult spinal cord injury sufferers. The study recorded functional outcomes at time of admission, time of discharge and at a one year follow-up.
A person’s recovery from TBI depends on many factors, such as the motivation of the individual patient and the severity of the injury. Currently, any attempt to determine precise recovery time remains difficult. However, there are some fairly reliable indicators that help doctors, patients and their families make an estimate. These include:
Other circumstances that make recovery more likely are:
TBI recovery can be a long, arduous process. Along with the physical toll that TBI takes on the sufferer and his or her family, medical bills can be an additional source of anguish. If you have suffered TBI because of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. The lawyers at Barber and Associates, LLC in Anchorage are here to fight for victims of traumatic brain injuries. Call today for a free consultation.
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