Barriers to Successful Community Reintegration Following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Charmaine Mahar, Kym Fraser

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    The consequences of acquired brain injury are profound and debilitating. People who sustain these injuries experience alterations to the physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychosocial aspects of their life. These changes are often difficult to understand and consequently, many of these people are unable to successfully reintegrate into their community. This article reviews the literature and provides the reader with an understanding of the repercussions of acquired brain injury with a view to promote community acceptance and successful community reintegration. While the review identified many factors that could impede successful reintegration the empirical support for a number of these areas is lacking. Therefore, opportunities for further research abound.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-67
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal of Disability Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Acquired brain injury
    • Behavioural domain
    • Cognitive domain
    • Psychosocial domain
    • Traumatic brain injury


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