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Case 7 Discussion

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Case 7 Discussion

  1. 1. Case Study 7: Lower Good DisabilityThe patient is independent, able to get aroundand take care of himself, so not in the SEVEREDISABILITY category. The patient is notable to work, but this is not due to histraumatic brain injury. He feels he could workif it were not for the consequences of the leginjury and the aneurysm. Therefore he should bescored as a GOOD RECOVERY.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)
  2. 2. Case Study 7: Lower Good DisabilityB. 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)There are a number of symptoms that bother him, andthey could be related to the traumatic brain injury. Thiswould make him a Lower Good on the GOS-E.
  3. 3. Case Study 7: Lower Good DisabilityAdditional Considerations: This case illustrates the importance of separating out disability based on Traumatic Brain Injury from disability based on other trauma (e.g. multiple leg injuries) or another condition not related to the trauma at all (the aneurysm) Only if the inability to work, or to resume pre-injury activities is due to TBI should this lead to a lower GOS rating

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