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INCOG guidelines for cognitive rehabilitation

South Western Sydney Local Health District

Grant:
  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Associate Professor Grahame Simpson

Traumatic brain injuries arising from external insult to the brain most often affect young adults and can lead to life-long, devastating disability. In Australia, there are more than 2500 cases of moderate-severe traumatic brain injury each year.

Despite the fact that guidelines for world’s best practice in cognitive rehabilitation to treat such impairments have been developed for traumatic brain injury, research shows that frontline staff rarely adopts best practice guidelines into everyday practice.

The Translational Research Grants Scheme funding will support the development of a knowledge translation project to test the efficacy of a recognised four-step Knowledge Implementation Model for traumatic brain injury cognitive rehabilitation. The project will analyse barriers to implementation, develop training resources, and then analyse changes in staff behaviour and patient outcomes arising from the project

Collaborators: Liverpool Hospital (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit), Kolling Institute (John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research), University of Sydney, Agency for Clinical Innovation (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate), Monash University (BehaviourWorks)