Topics in Cognitive Rehabilitation in the TBI Post-Hospital Phase

  • Renato Anghinah
  • Wellingson Paiva
  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella
  • Robson Amorim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sonia-Luz Albarracin, Jhon-Jairo Sutachan
    Pages 1-8
  3. André Luiz Nunes Gobatto, Leonardo Pamponet Simões, Bruno Prata Martinez
    Pages 9-15
  4. Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto, Matheus Fernandes de Oliveira
    Pages 17-24
  5. Christina May Moran de Brito, Linamara Rizzo Battistella, Maria Lúcia Costacurta Guarita
    Pages 25-33
  6. Rebeca Boltes Cecatto, Linamara Rizzo Battistella
    Pages 35-40
  7. Egberto Reis Barbosa, Sara Carvalho Barbosa Casagrande, Christian Henrique de Andrade Freitas
    Pages 41-47
  8. Arezoo Rezazadeh, Danielle M. Andrade, Aylin Reid
    Pages 49-59
  9. Renato Anghinah, Jéssica Natuline Ianof
    Pages 61-67
  10. Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Daniele Vieira da Silva, Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim
    Pages 69-73
  11. Renata Areza-Fegyveres
    Pages 75-77
  12. Renato Anghinah, Jéssica Natuline Ianof
    Pages 79-85
  13. Celi Santos Andrade, Leandro Tavares Lucato, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Claudia da Costa Leite
    Pages 95-105
  14. Fabio Rios Freire, Fernanda Coelho, Patricia De Lucia Nadruz, Jéssica Natuline Ianof, Renato Anghinah
    Pages 107-112
  15. Selma Lancman, Andrea Toshye Sato, Tatiana de Andrade Jardim Rodriguez, Juliana de Oliveira Barros
    Pages 113-122
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 123-128

About this book


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to nondegenerative, noncongenital damage to the brain from an external mechanical force, which can lead to permanent or temporary impairment of cognitive, physical, and psychosocial functions, with an associated diminished or altered state of consciousness. Despite this broad definition, it is estimated that more than 1.500.000 people suffer TBI annually in US, with 20% afflicted with moderate or severe forms. Additionally, a high percentage of these patients are unable to return to their daily routine (approximately 50%). In this context, both motor and cognitive rehabilitation are extremely important for these individuals. The aim of cognitive and motor rehabilitation is to recover an individual’s ability to process, interpret and respond to environmental inputs, as well as to create strategies and procedures to compensate for lost functions that are necessary in familial, social, educational and occupational settings.

The purpose of this book is to review the basic concepts related to TBI, including mechanisms of injury, acute and post-acute care, severity levels, the most common findings in mild, moderate and severe TBI survivors, and the most frequent cognitive and motor impairments following TBI, as well as to discuss the strategies used to support post-TBI patients. The most important rehabilitation techniques, both from cognitive and motor perspectives, are addressed. Finally, information regarding work and community re-entry and familial and psychological support are discussed in detail.

Topics in Cognitive Rehabilitation in the TBI Post-Hospital Phase is intended as a reference guide for all professionals who have contact with or are related to patients suffering from TBI. Any professionals who work with or are related to patients suffering from TBI will find here a broad and comprehensive overview of TBI, addressing all essential issues, from acute care to rehabilitation strategies, follow up and re-socialization.


Cognitive impairment Motor Impairment Physiatry Physical medicine Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Renato Anghinah
    • 1
  • Wellingson Paiva
    • 2
  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella
    • 3
  • Robson Amorim
    • 4
  1. 1.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95374-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95376-2
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