Evelina Lamsodienė


Traumatic brain injury – is a condition in which the brain absorbs a certain amount of kinetic energy, which can cause functional and morphological cerebral dysfunction. Traumatic brain injury in the developed world is one of the major mortality and disability reasons, and among persons younger than 45 years, the mortality of post-acute brain injury takes the first place. Depending on the severity of brain injury, the patient may experience short-term health consequences of injury or impairment will be perceived by the rest of their lives. Experienced traumatic brain injury may result in physical disability (paralysis, speech disorders), cognitive dysfunction, and behavioural abnormalities. In the event of a disaster is crucial for timely emergency care, at a later stage is important an effective work of the rehabilitation team. The article presents the case of a patient, who suffered traumatic brain injury, changes in health status, rehabilitation treatment in various institutions.

Keyword(s): traumatic brain injury, rehabilitation, self-support, occupational therapy, clinical case.
DOI: 10.5200/162
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