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Home Rehabilitation May Help Those With Brain Injuries

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Cifu believes this study has little applicability for most of the population. And because the patients were evaluated at the beginning of therapy and then a year later, he says, it is impossible to judge what impact the therapy actually had.

"Measurements need to be taken immediately before and after intervention," he says. "This study is suggestive that in the [period immediately after a] brain injury, intensity of services does not have a great impact on one year outcomes. The intense services may have helped them get better more rapidly, but at a year it kind of all evens out."

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