ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EARLY INPATIENT REHABILITATION OF A PATIENT AFTER SEVERE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: CASE REPORT

  • Raimondas Savickas
  • Mantas Andzelis
  • Lukas Raicevičius
Keywords: the traumatic brain injury, Barthel Index, early rehabilitation, multisensory stimulation

Abstract

Aim. Evaluate the early rehabilitation efficiency of the person, who has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Methods. In the work, there is applied the qualitative case study method. The research data was collected by analysing medical history, assesing prescribed rehabilitation. Results. Early rehabilitation had a significant impact on the independence of the subject. During this period, the arm and leg contractures was reduced, left leg muscle strength increased from 0 to 2 points, right leg – from 3 to 5 points, the left arm – from 0 to 1 point, right arm – from 3 to 5 points. Articulatory motor skills and expressive language are improving. The changes in patient independence during early rehabilitation were significant (Barthel index increased to 20 points). Conclusion. Early inpatient complex rehabilitation of a severely traumatic brain injury with intensive multisensory stimulation program can significantly improve functional independence, as demonstrated by the clinical case: increased limb muscle strength, memory, attention, articulatory motor and expressive language, and increased functional independence.

Published
2020-03-19
Section
Practitioner studies