Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: Analysis of common data elements

Michael J. Grove, Greg J. Lamberty, Lael C Gatewood, Layne M. Johnson

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Physical medicine rehabilitation interventions for post-acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) are heterogeneous and subject to differences based on multi-disciplinary treatment plans [1]. There is no universal knowledge representation (KR) model for TBI rehabilitation which impedes data collection, aggregation, computation, and sharing. This paper describes results of an analysis of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) TBI 'Common Data Elements' (CDE) clinical data standardization set. We conducted this to understand current TBI rehabilitation KR and as a foundational step toward the creation of a domain ontology. A content coverage study was performed on the 'Treatment/Intervention' sub-set of CDEs. Results show that coverage of the CDEs is broad but lacks depth to represent the context of data collection in the TBI rehabilitation process. Next steps will be development of a KR model and identification and validation of domain concepts for a foundational ontology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9781614992882
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Event14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: Aug 20 2013Aug 23 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Other14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2013


  • Brain Injuries
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Rehabilitation


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