Executive functions and social integration in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Alberto García-Molina, N. Picó-Azanza, A. Enseñat-Cantallops, R. Sánchez-Carrión Abascal, M. Bernabéu, J. M. Tormos, T. Roig-Rovira

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    Abstract

    Objective: To investigate the role of executive functions as predictor variable of social integration in persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Material and method: A sample of 26 patients with moderate to severe TBI participated in this study. Participants were recruited from a neurorehabilitation hospital. Measures of executive functioning were administered at discharge of neurorehabilitation treatment; social integration was assessed two years after discharge. Results: Patients who presented an appropriate level of social integration two years after discharge and patients that showed inadequate levels of social integration obtained similar results in executive tests administered at treatment discharge. Conclusions: Used tests don't allow predicting the influence of executive functions in social integration. We discuss the suitability of these tests to value the influence of executive functions in social integration for those affected by TBI. Copyright © 2007 Aran Ediciones, s. l.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-223
    JournalAnales de Psiquiatria
    Volume23
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • Ecological validity
    • Executive functions
    • Neuropsychological assessment
    • Social integration
    • Traumatic brain injury

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