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Using Architecture and Technology to Promote Improved Quality of Life for Military Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury

Pasquina, PF and Pasquina, LF and Anderson-Barnes, VC and Giuggio, JS and Cooper, RA (2010) Using Architecture and Technology to Promote Improved Quality of Life for Military Service Members with Traumatic Brain Injury. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 21 (1). 207 - 220. ISSN 1047-9651

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Today, injured service members are surviving wounds that would have been fatal in previous wars. A recent RAND report estimates that approximately 320,000 service members may have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during deployment, and it is not uncommon for a soldier to sustain multiple associated injuries such as limb loss, paralysis, sensory loss, and psychological damage. As a result, many military service members and their families face significant challenges returning to a high quality of independent life. The architectural concepts of universal design (UD) and evidence-based design (EBD) are gaining interest as an integral part of the rehabilitation process of veterans with TBI. This article examines the possibilities presented by UD and EBD in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, in terms of high-end building and interior design quality, and possible technological options for individuals with disabilities. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Pasquina, PF
Pasquina, LF
Anderson-Barnes, VC
Giuggio, JS
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 February 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: 207 - 220
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.08.001
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1047-9651
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Activities of Daily Living; Brain Injuries--rehabilitation; Disabled Persons--legislation & jurisprudence; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Facility Design and Construction; Humans; Military Personnel; Multiple Trauma--rehabilitation; Quality of Life; Self-Help Devices; United States
PubMed ID: 19951787
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 16:07
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2019 14:55


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