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Authors

  1. Aadal, Lena RN, PhD
  2. Kirkevold, Marit EdD, RN

Abstract

Background: During intensive neurorehabilitation, it is a professional challenge that patients with severe traumatic brain injury may have changed abilities to learn.

 

Purpose: To develop, initially test, and evaluate a model for neurorehabilitation aimed at systematizing and facilitating professionals' efforts of promoting patients' participation and learning.

 

Methods: Qualitative study inspired by action research. Empirical data were analyzed by a theoretical framework of "didactic relation model," "situated learning theory," and neurophysiologic/neuropsychological categories of learning premises.

 

Findings: Our findings indicate that the model for neurorehabilitation expands and systematizes the professional's reflections and interventions aimed at facilitating learning among patients with traumatic brain injury.