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dc.contributor.authorLowry, J
dc.contributor.authorWakeham, T
dc.contributor.authorNorman, Alyson
dc.contributor.authorDean, J
dc.contributor.authorHolloway, M
dc.contributor.authorNeedham-Holmes, B
dc.contributor.authorClark-Wilson, J
dc.contributor.authorFeltham-White, P

Context: The acquired brain injury (ABI) literature highlights various factors that can prevent successful community rehabilitation and hinder good long-term outcomes. Brain injury case management is a service model with the potential to overcome these barriers within rehabilitation and longer-term care and support, but there is minimal research surrounding the effectiveness of case management in ABI.

Objectives: This study aims to gain a better understanding of outcomes in brain injury case management and what facilitates good outcomes when working with clients from the perspective of brain injury case managers.

Methods: A mixed qualitative study using both conventional content analysis and thematic analysis. Twenty-eight brain injury case managers completed an online questionnaire about what constitutes a good outcome in brain injury case management. Of these, five took part in a follow-up interview.

Findings: The analysis identified four themes related to brain injury case management outcomes; 1) A client-centred approach to outcome, 2) the role of the brain injury case manager, 3) monitoring outcome in case management, and 4) issues of funding.

Limitations: Participation in the survey and interviews was somewhat low, largely due to conducting the study during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study only included brain injury case mangers and future studies should examine clients’ and family members’ perspectives.

Implications: This study identified that brain injury case management is a holistic approach to rehabilitation and case coordination that requires further attention to develop evidence-informed practice. Appropriate holistic measures of quality of life and outcome need to be developed to support the evidence base for case management.

dc.publisherInternational Long Term Care Policy Network
dc.titleWhose outcome is it anyway? Outcome and Brain Injury Case Management
plymouth.publication-statusPublished online
plymouth.journalJournal of Long-Term Care
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health/School of Psychology
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA04 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Centre for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)/Behaviour
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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