Difficulties on admission

Physical therapy (mobility and upper limb) was an area of greater impairment on admission compared to other areas within this group.

Across BIRT Services - 95 (52%) people admitted this year presented with this profile.

  • 47% had a stroke
  • 36% had a traumatic brain injury
  • 17% had other forms of acquired brain injury
  • 68% were male
  • 32% were female
  • 35% were age 18-59 years old
  • 65% were aged over 50 years old
  • 92% admitted within 0-6 mths
  • 4% admitted within 7-12 mths
  • 4% admitted over 12 mths post-injury
  • The average time since injury on admission was 2 months

Outcomes on discharge

89 people with this needs’ profile were discharged. 92% in this group were discharged within one year.

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On Admission

On Discharge

Supervision

30% had no or part-time supervision

82% had no or part-time supervision

Living environment

12% were living independently or in supported living

94% were living independently or in supported living

Occupation or leisure

40% were engaged in regular recreational
or occupational activity

82% were engaged in regular recreational
or occupational activity

Social engagement

Severe limitations on participation in meaningful social roles

Moderate limitations on participation in meaningful social roles
67% of service users showed a clinically significant* improvement in participation

*Malec, J. F., Kean, J., & Monahan, P. O. (2017). The minimal clinically important difference for the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 32(4), E47-E54.