Prediction of Cognitive Abilities 1 Year Following Traumatic Brain Injury from Inpatient Rehabilitation Cognitive Screening

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Abstract

  • Objective: To evaluate the ability of the Cognitive Log (Cog-Log) to predict neuropsychological outcome at 1 year after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Study Design: The Orientation Log (O-Log) and Cog-Log were administered during morning rounds, and a battery of neuropsychological tests was administered at 1 year postinjury. Setting. Acute rehabilitation hospital. Participants: Fifty rehabilitation inpatients. Main Outcome Measures: Composite scores for processing speed, attention, language, memory, executive functioning, and visuospatial abilities. Results: The Cog-Log was found to significantly predict 1-year outcome in attention, executive functioning, and visuospatial abilities. The O-Log contributed significantly to memory outcome. The Disability Rating Scale was not a significant predictor. Conclusions: The Cog-Log has utility as a predictor of neuropsychological outcome, particularly when used with its companion instrument, the O-Log.
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    Author List

  • Lee D; LoGalbo AP; BaƱos JH; Novack TA
  • Start Page

  • 167
  • End Page

  • 171
  • Volume

  • 49
  • Issue

  • 2