Neurorehabilitation (NEUROREHABILITATION)

Publisher: IOS Press

Journal description

NeuroRehabilitation is an international journal which emphasizes publication of scientifically based, practical information relevant to all aspects of neurologic rehabilitation. Manuscripts cover the full life span and range of neurological disabilities including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disease, and other neurological disorders. Information is intended for an interdisciplinary audience. Issues of the journal are thematically organized. Themes have focused on specific clinical disorders, types of therapy, and age groups. Proposals for thematic issues and suggestions for issue editors are welcomed. NeuroRehabilitation also publishes research reports and book reviews. Letters to the editor, commentaries, and editorials are also welcomed. The format of published manuscripts is flexible with the goal of providing timely, practical, and relevant information. Readers are encouraged to submit original research which includes experimental vestigations or case reports. Reviews of rehabilitation literature will be published as well. Manuscripts are given blind, peer review, and authors are provided with timely, constructive feedback. Publication decisions will be made based on relevance to practice, quality of methodology, and synthesis of findings with existing literature.

Current impact factor: 1.12

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 1.124
2013 Impact Factor 1.736
2012 Impact Factor 1.417
2011 Impact Factor 1.635
2009 Impact Factor 1.953

Impact factor over time

Impact factor
Year

Additional details

5-year impact 1.57
Cited half-life 5.70
Immediacy index 0.12
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.47
Website NeuroRehabilitation website
Other titles NeuroRehabilitation (Online), Neuro rehabilitation
ISSN 1878-6448
OCLC 46607193
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

IOS Press

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
  • Conditions
    • On author's personal website, institutional website or funder's website, including PubMed Central
    • Non-commercial use only
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Author's version can be used
    • Publisher's pdf can be used on institutional website, company website or funding agency website for a fee
  • Classification
    green

Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Within the field of neuropsychology, there is a significant lack of normative data for individuals in Latin America. Objective: To describe the methodology utilized to obtain the data and create norms for 10 Spanish-language neuropsychological tests administered in 11 Latin-American countries in a sample of 3,977 healthy individuals between the ages 18 and 90. Method: The same data manipulation process was applied to the data collected (regardless of the scale or country) using a regression-based procedure that takes into account sex, age, and educational influences on neuropsychological test scores. Conclusions: Following this procedure, we were able to generate age, education, and sex (if relevant) based norms for each test in each of the 11 countries studied. These norms are presented in the 10 articles that comprise this special issue.
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Project Career is an interprofessional five-year development project designed to improve the employment success of undergraduate college and university students with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The case study information was collected and synthesized by the project's Technology and Employment Coordinators (TECs) at each of the project's three university sites. The project's evaluation is occurring independently through JBS International, Inc. Objective: Five case studies are presented to provide an understanding of student participants' experiences within Project Career. Each case study includes background on the student, engagement with technology, vocational supports, and interactions with his/her respective TEC. Methods: A qualitative analysis from the student's case notes is provided within each case study, along with a discussion of the overall qualitative analysis. Results: Across all five students, the theme Positive Outcomes was mentioned most often in the case notes. Of all the different type of challenges, Cognitive Challenges were most often mentioned during meetings with the TECs, followed by Psychological Challenges, Physical Challenges, Other Challenges, and Academic Challenges, respectively. Conclusion: Project Career is providing academic enrichment and career enhancement that may substantially improve the unsatisfactory employment outcomes that presently await students with TBI following graduation.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Neurorehabilitation
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Assistive technology for cognition (ATC) can be an effective means of compensating for cognitive impairments following acquired brain injury (ABI). Systematic instruction is an evidence-based approach to training a variety of skills and strategies, including the use of ATC. Objective: This study experimentally evaluated systematic instruction applied to assistive technology for cognition (ATC) in a vocational setting. Methods: The study used a single-case, multiple-probe design across behaviors design. The participant was a 50-year old female with cognitive impairments following an acquired brain injury (ABI). As a part-time employee, she was systematically instructed on how to operate and routinely use selected applications (apps) on her iPod Touch to support three work-related skills: (a) recording/recalling the details of work assignments, (b) recording/recalling work-related meetings and conversations, and (c) recording/performing multi-step technology tasks. The experimental intervention was systematic instruction applied to ATC. The dependent measures were: (a) the use of ATC at work as measured by an ATC routine task analysis; and (b) recall of work-related tasks and information. Results: Treatment effects were replicated across the three work-related skills and were maintained up to one year following the completion of intensive training across behaviors with periodic review (booster sessions). Conclusions: Systematic instruction is a critical component to teaching the routine use of ATC to compensate for cognitive challenges following ABI.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Neurorehabilitation
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Many individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are young and could have many years of productivity ahead of them. However, cognitive impairments may hinder individuals' ability to perform daily tasks. Assistive technology for cognition (ATC) can be effective in helping compensate for cognitive impairments. Objective: This study examined the current state of the research on using ATCs to support daily activities for individuals with cognitive disabilities that are due to TBI. Methods: A comprehensive systematic literature search was performed to identify peer-reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2015. To evaluate the nature of the research, qualitative data were extracted pertaining to recruitment, participant characteristics, intervention design, type of ATCs and their functions, matching individuals with ATCs, training for using the ATC, and outcomes. Results: Research examining the effectiveness of ATCs as everyday compensatory tools for cognitive impairments that are due to TBI is limited. The majority of studies were case studies or quasi-experimental studies with small sample sizes. Studies showed positive associations between use of ATCs and individuals' abilities to perform tasks regardless of age, TBI severity, and time since injury. Conclusions: Future research should assess the match between the individual and the technology, study the impact of training on using ATCs, and analyze the usability of ATCs.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Neurorehabilitation
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) therefore represent chronic, not temporary disorders with varying degrees of expression throughout life. The beginning of imaging, anatomy and genetics studies have made it possible to investigate the brain organization of individuals suffering from SLD (Deheane, 2009). Objectives: The purpose of this paper is to describe a treatment method for reading and writing disorders through an intervention based on the integration of a sublexical method and a neuropsychological approach, with assistive technologies in the study of a single case. Methods: The protocol is based on the modularization theory (Karmiloff-Smith, 1990). The data presented in this paper with a A-B-A basic experimental drawing. Results: This study confirms the degree of effectiveness of the treatments based on the automated identification of syllables and words together with the integrated enhancement of neuropsychological aspects such as visual attention and phonological loop (Benso, 2008), although in the follow-up condition only some abilities maintain the progress achieved. Conclusions: As previously mentioned, the SLD represents a chronic disorder, consequently the treatment does not solve the root cause of the problem, but can grant a use of the process decidedly more instrumental to everyday life.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2015 · Neurorehabilitation