Scales for assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury
Rita de Cassia Almeida Vieira,1 Daniel Vieira de Oliveira,2 Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira,2 Wellingson da Silva Paiva2
1Nursing School, 2Division of Neurological Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
We read with great interest the paper by Ślusarz et al1 published in the Patient Preference and Adherence. The functional recovery after traumatic brain injury (TBI) is related to the severity of the brain lesion and the time after TBI. The consequences of brain damage remain beyond the acute phase, extending and modifying for a long period after the traumatic event.2 Knowing the functional recovery after TBI is relevant to evaluating the results of new techniques and treatments to minimize the severity of the disability. As a result, the pathophysiology of disability after TBI and the mechanisms involved in functional recovery are the subject of investigations, which provide the foundation to direct rehabilitation programs and guide the development of individualized therapy after TBI.3 Ślusarz et al’s1 article focused on the role of establishing the relationships between measurements by the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and the scales used for the assessment of functional capacity of TBI patients.
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