Category: Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development); Brain Injury; Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Medicine
Objective : Does the creation of a 24 hour therapeutic enviromental based on previous lifestyle increase cognitive relearning in individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Design : A literature review was carried out to examine evidence supporting cognitive retraining models used in brain injury rehabilitation.
Setting : This was a literature review performed in the academic environment.
Participants (or Animals, Specimens, Cadavers) : this was a literature review
Interventions : Interventions: Not applicable
Main Outcome Measure(s) : There was no emphasis of a planned outcome of a study,
Results : Review of the literature shows positive support for using cognitive retraining based on recreating previous therapeutic environment before brain injury.
Conclusions : The evidence supports using the twenty four hour therapeutic environment for cognitive retraining. Numerous studies of different methods for memory relearning and improvement in cognitive functions support this aspect of learning.