Lay Summary

The research article focuses on understanding mobility challenges faced by individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABI), such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, and the perspectives of both clinicians and these individuals on factors influencing mobility. Through focus groups, the study identifies key themes: the holistic consideration of mobility, including individual needs and experiences; guidelines for assessment and intervention; the importance of support networks including caregivers, healthcare providers, and community resources; and the uncertainty surrounding symptoms and recovery. It emphasizes the complexity of mobility issues in ABI patients, highlighting the need for personalized care plans that consider a wide range of influencing factors, from cognitive and psychosocial aspects to environmental and community support. The study suggests that improving mobility and community reintegration for ABI patients requires a collaborative approach between healthcare professionals and patients, employing both clinical judgment and standardized measures to tailor rehabilitation efforts effectively.


Alhasani, R., Radman, D., Auger, C., Lamontagne, A., & Ahmed, S. (2021). Clinicians and individuals with acquired brain injury perspectives about factors that influence mobility: creating a core set of mobility domains among individuals with acquired brain injury. Annals of medicine, 53(1), 2365-2379.


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