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Brain Injury Research

In these pages we hope to provide links to research relating to acquired brain injury. Some research is openly accessible, in which case you will be able to view the whole paper, other information requires a subscription so the access is limited. If you would like to add a paper to this list please get in touch.

Cost-efficiency of specialist inpatient rehabilitation for working-aged adults with complex neurological disabilities: a multicentre cohort analysis of a national clinical data set

Lynne Turner-Stokes, Heather Williams, Alan Bill, Paul Bassett, Keith Sephton

BMJ Volume 6

To evaluate functional outcomes, care needs and cost-efficiency of specialist rehabilitation for a multicentre cohort of inpatients with complex neurological disability, comparing different diagnostic groups across 3 levels of dependency.

The lifetime prevalence of hospitalised head injury in Scottish prisons: A population study

T. M. McMillanID1 *, L. Graham2 , J. P. Pell1 , A. McConnachie1 , D. F. Mackay1 1 Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2 Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Prisoners in Scotland aged 35 or younger had a higher lifetime prevalence of hospitalised head injury (25%) than a matched sample from the general population. They were more likely to have repeated head injury and intracranial injuries more serious than concussion. Further work is required to elucidate the relationship between self-report of head injury and hospital records and to ascertain persisting effects and the need for education aimed towards reducing the risk for repeat HI and for services to reduce associated disability and risk of reoffending.

Prediction of violent reoffending on release from prison: derivation and external validation of a scalable tool

Prof Seena Fazel MD, Zeng Chang PhD, Thomas Fanshawe, PhD, Prof Niklas Langstrom PhD, Prof Paul Lichtenstein PhD, Prof Henrik Larsson PhD, Susan Mallett PhD

The Lancet, Psychiatry, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2016 Pages 535-543

More than 30 million people are released from prison worldwide every year, who include a group at high risk of perpetrating interpersonal violence. Because there is considerable inconsistency and inefficiency in identifying those who would benefit from interventions to reduce this risk, a clinical prediction rule was developed and validated to determine the risk of violent offending in released prisoners.

References to published papers will be added here soon.


References to published papers will be added here soon.

The death of ‘Tom’ A Serious Case Review.
Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board FLYNN, M. 2016.

Mental Capacity Act (2005) assessments: why everyone needs to know about the frontal lobe paradox.
George, M. S. & Gilbert, S. 2018. The Neuropsychologist, 59 - 66.

How is ABI assessed and responded to in non-specialist settings? Is specialist education required for all social care professionals?  
Holloway, M. 2014. Social Care and Neurodisability, 5, 201-213.

Social work practice with traumatic brain injury: the results of a structured review.
Mantell, A., Simpson, G., Jones, K., Strandberg, T., Simonson, P. & Vungkhanching, M. 2012. Brain Injury, 26, 459 - 460.

Social workgenerated evidence in traumatic brain injury from 1975 to 2014: A systematic scoping review.
Mantell A., Simpson, G. K., Vungkhanching, M. Jones, K. F., Strandberg, T., Simonson, P. J. H. & COMMUNITY, S. C. I. T. 2018. 26, 433-448.

A preventable death? A family's perspective on an adult safeguarding review regarding an adult with traumatic brain injury. 
Norman, A. 2016. Journal of Adult Protection, 18, 341-352.

References to published papers will be added here soon.

References to published papers will be added here soon.

The interrelationship of functional skills in individuals living in the community, following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Gordon Muir Giles, Jo Clark-Wilson, Doreen M Baker, Ross Tasker, Mark Holloway & Stephanie Seymour

The Adaptive Behaviour and Community Competency Scale was used to investigate the interrelationship of 22 basic and instrumental activities of daily living (ADL/IADL) in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The relationship of self-awareness to task performance was also investigated.


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