- •Recovery of communication after severe acquired brain injury was investigated in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.
- •Half of patients recover functional communication within 7 weeks postinjury.
- •Referral to rehabilitation in severe acute cases should be encouraged because late recovery of communication is possible.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CRS-R (Coma Recovery Scale-Revised), DoC (disorders of consciousness), FC (functional communication), IC (intentional communication), IQR (interquartile range)
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Supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (grant no. 90DPTB0011), which is a Center within the Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, University of Liège (LEAR Foundation), the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI.World), Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.