Brain Health Clinic Research

Research Articles

Aligning comprehensive assessment to treatment: evidence for increased quality of life in individuals with brain injury. Findings in this research provide evidence of the importance of intensive cognitive functioning intervention over strategy or compensation based approaches to treatment for individuals who have entered the chronic stage of recovery and are not seeing the recovery that they would like.

Impact of an interdisciplinary rehabilitation system platform on return to work outcomes in ABI. By implementing the ABI Wellness program, clinics and rehabilitation centres can optimize the care being provided by utilizing a well dosed, standardized, and evidence-based program that can improve their patient outcomes while reducing cost.

Transforming the path to recovery for brain injury: An integrated care model for chronic TBI and ABI patients that improves quality of life - In this white paper published by ABI Wellness, the research behind the brain injury rehabilitation model we use in our Brain Health Clinic is clearly outlined.

Changes in brain-behavior relationships following a 3-month pilot cognitive intervention program for adults with traumatic brain injury - Results of this study provide preliminary evidence that participating in an intensive cognitive intervention program was associated with neuroplastic changes in adults with chronic TBI. These changes occurred alongside improvements in cognition. This data suggests that with intensive intervention, brain networks can become reorganized even in chronic patients.

A Pilot Study Examining the Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Symptoms of Chronic Mild Traumatic Brain Injury/Postconcussive Syndrome - This study found clinically significant improvements in participants' perceived ability to manage emotional and cognitive symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program.

Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: updated review of the literature from 2003 through 2008. - There is substantial evidence to support interventions for attention, memory, social communication skills, executive function, and for comprehensive-holistic neuropsychologic rehabilitation after TBI.

Cognition and return to work after mild/moderate traumatic brain injury: A systematic review.  - Cognition plays a significant role in predicting and facilitating return to work in patients with TBI.

Characterizing symptoms of traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence - This article describes the connection between traumatic brain injury and intimate partner violence. Discussions are ongoing between BrainTrust Canada and the SOAR Project, which seeks to support survivors of abuse and brain injury through research. As part of a research project, our Brain Health Clinic will provide brain injury rehabilitation programming for survivors of intimate partner violence who wish to be referred.