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Pierobon A, Callegari S, Mastretta E. G. Ital. Med. Lav. Ergon. 2006; 28(3 Suppl 2): 119-122.

Vernacular Title

Dalla riabilitazione al reinserimento socio-familiare nel paziente con trauma


Servizio di Psicologia, Fondazione Salvatore Maugeri, Clinica del Lavoro e della Riabilitazione, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Montescano (PV) Pavia, Italy.


(Copyright © 2006, PI-ME Editrice)






WHO recommends that the biopsychosocial model be adopted in the rehabilitation and, particularly, in the multidisciplinary care of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients. The neuropsychological, psychological, and Quality of Life (QoL) assessment of TBI patients follows the evolution of their clinical conditions. The following evaluation battery is administered in our Unit: Specific Neuropsicological Tests, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales Revised (WAIS-R), and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) and Satisfaction Profile (SAT-P), two generic questionnaires measuring respectively health status and subjective aspects of QoL. Mauro is an 18-year old patient with TBI, complicated after one and a half years by epilepsy. The clinical report is divided into three phases (3, 5 and 18 months post-TBI)--ranging from the first psychological-neuropsychological assessment to the patient's socio-educational re-integration--and includes self-reports by the patient and/or his mother, a discussion of the QoL and neuropsychological data, and a presentation of the work carried out in the cognitive behavioural rehabilitation. The psychological topics that emerged are: memories of the traumatic event and the hospitalization period, enthusiasm about the"return to life", and difficulties and suffering due to the fact of"being different". This paper offers an example of both the assessment and treatment of TBI patients--following its course from where it begins in the Rehabilitation Center to its continuation in the patient's social environment. The purpose of such a global clinical management is to effectuate a psychosocial re-integration that is adequate in terms of the patient's cognitive resources and residual behavioural abilities.

Language: it


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