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Clinical Outcomes for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients at Casa Colina

Physical Improvement

Patients recovering from a TBI improve in their ability to walk, problem solve, and make safe decisions to return home. We use the Functional Gait Assessment (FGA) to measure walking ability in patients with a traumatic brain injury. Upon admission, most patients are severely impaired and unable to walk. At discharge most patients are walking independently with only mild impairments

(Data collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012;sample size for IP = 68, TLC = 33, OP = 13. Scores on FGA rangefrom 0-30)


Increased Independence

Patients experience a significant decrease in the level of supervision they need, allowing them to return to their previous living environment. The Supervision Rating Scale measures the amount of supervision one may need from a licensed professional or caregiver. On average, when patients are admitted to Casa Colina with a brain injury they require full time direct or indirect supervision. At discharge, patients only require part-time supervision.

(Data collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012; sample size for IP = 49, TLC = 23, OP = 8)


Cognitive Changes

Patients experience significant improvements in their cognitive abilities, including memory and problem solving. We use the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association functional communication measures to observe changes in problem solving abilities and memory. On average, we observe significant changes as patients go from requiring maximum to only minimal cues for memory and problem solving tasks.

Range = 1-7, 1 = Maximum Assistance, 7 = Independent

(Data collected between 1/2010 – 9/2012; sample size for IP = 16, TLC = 18)