Case Study 2: Lower Good RecoveryThe patient is independent, can take care of alldaily activities and go out. She is not in theSEVERE DISABILITY category.She has returned to normal life, resumed herstudies and household responsibilities.She takes full and independent care of the children.She enjoys social life as much as before the injury.This puts her in the GOOD RECOVERY category.A. Upper Good: Return to normal life and NO current problems relating to the injury that affect daily life (dizziness, headache, and sensitivity to noise or light, slowness, memory failure, concentration problems).
Case Study 2: Lower Good RecoveryB. Lower Good: Return to normal life: BUT current problems relating to the injury that affect daily life (dizziness, headache, and sensitivity to noise or light, slowness, memory failure, concentration problems) Social activities: Resumed at least half as often as pre-injury Disruption or Strain: Occasional (less than once per week)She does suffer from headaches and occasional strain,which leads to Lower Good Recovery rating on theGOS-E. www.synapse-trial.com 2
Case Study 2: Lower Good RecoveryAdditional Considerations: The occupational status refers to the ability to do rather than to actually do If someone is not working due to reasons unrelated to brain injury, but could work, that should be rated as GOOD RECOVERY In people without work or study, household responsibilities and social activities are good indicators for comparison between pre-injury and post-injury status