Pre-injury StatusOur first case study involves a 19year old patient who is not working.Before her injury this patient wasnot employed. She did not finishhigh school but was working oncompleting her high school exam.She drove a car and had manyfriends. She was involved in a lotof social activities. She lived with aboyfriend for some time, butrecently returned to live with herfamily when the relationshipended. She was completelyindependent and did not have anyrelevant pre-existing conditions.
Present ConditionShe spends 2 days a week inan out-patient therapy center.Her reading is at the level of an8 year old, she can do someaddition and subtraction.She is living at home with herfamily. She will go out, butclearly much less than beforethe accident and never alone.
Present ConditionShe can do most of the normaldaily activities like bathing,grooming, dressing, putting onmake-up herself. Although shefeels she can be left alone forthe day, her family membersdisagree and do not want toleave her for longer than acouple of hours at the most forfear she will become anxious orharm herself, or forget to takeher medication.
Present ConditionShe cannot drive a car andalthough she claims to be ableto handle a taxi or bus, she isunable to write down her fulladdress.She does not complain aboutany remaining symptoms orabout additional strain ordiscomfort, but her familymembers say she is easilydistracted and has great troubleconcentrating.
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