How the elderly and young compare in response to traumatic brain injury rehabilitation

Doo Young Kim, Sung Bom Pyun

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As the proportion of elderly population increases, the number of patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is also rising. From the perspective of pathophysiology and low pre-morbid physical, cognitive, and ADL performances, TBI can cause a difference in its rehabilitation response between the elderly and younger patients. Although the final functional outcome scores are usually lower in elderly patients than in young patients with TBI, elderly patients also have good potential to recover after rehabilitation. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate and to compare the extent of functional gain while investigating pre-morbid conditions and adjusting functional decline with aging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury
Subtitle of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Traumatic Brain Injury
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128233474
ISBN (Print)9780128233481
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jan 1

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  • Aged
  • Brain injuries
  • Recovery of function
  • Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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