Préserver l'autonomie fonctionnelle des personnes âgées ayant subi un traumatisme craniocérébral léger : adaptation, implantation et évaluation de l'intervention d'accompagnement personnalisé d'intégration communautaire

 

Denise Malo

Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain

 

Domaine : services de santé

Programme consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie - volet 1

Concours 2012-2013

Partenaires

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec
Réseau privincial de recherche en adaptation-réadaptation
Association québécoise d'établissements de santé et de services sociaux
Associtation des établissements de réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec

Each year in Quebec, more than 10 000 persons are victims of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), also called «mild concussion». People aged 65 years and older are particularly at risk of complications, depression and decline of their functional abilities in the months following a brain injury, even a mild one. Few studies have looked at the needs of these elders.

The goal of the present study is to evaluate the effects of a personalized intervention of community integration (APIC/adapted version) on the functional abilities and social participation of elders with MTBI. Twenty high risk elders will be accompanied for one year, three hours per week, to help them find ways to continue to accomplish, as autonomously as possible, activities of daily living and leisure activities which they consider important for them. The effects of this intervention will be evaluated through in-depth interviews after three, six and twelve months.

The results of this study will allow a more comprehensive understanding of the particular needs of elders at risk of functional decline following MTBI and the development of an effective intervention, tailored to these particular needs.