Social work-generated evidence in traumatic brain injury from 1975 to 2014: A systematic scoping review

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Mantell, AR, Simpson, G, Vungkhanching, M, Jones, K, Strandberg, T and Simonson, T (2017). Social work-generated evidence in traumatic brain injury from 1975 to 2014: A systematic scoping review. Health and Social Care in the Community.
AuthorsMantell, AR, Simpson, G, Vungkhanching, M, Jones, K, Strandberg, T and Simonson, T
Abstract

The International Network for Social Workers in Acquired Brain Injury (INSWABI) commissioned a systematic scoping review to ascertain the social work generated evidence base on people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of working age. The review aimed to identify the output, impact and quality of publications authored by social workers on this topic. Study quality was evaluated through assessment frameworks drawn from the United Kingdom National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions. In the 40-year period from 1975 to 2014, 115 items were published that met the search criteria (intervention studies, n = 10; observational studies, n = 52; literature reviews, n = 6; expert opinion or policy analysis, n = 39; and others, n = 6). The publications could be grouped into five major fields of practice: families, social inclusion, military, inequalities and psychological adjustment. There was a significant increase in the number of publications over each decade. Impact was demonstrated in that the great majority of publications had been cited at least once (80.6%, 103/115). Articles published in rehabilitation journals were cited significantly more often than articles published in social work journals. A significant improvement in publication quality was observed across the four decades, with the majority of studies in the last decade rated as high quality.

KeywordsTraumatic Brain Injury; Evidence Based Practice; Social Work; Knowledge Production; Scoping Review; Public Health And Health Services; Social Work; Nursing
Year2017
JournalHealth and Social Care in the Community
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Inc.
ISSN0966-0410
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/hsc.12476
Publication dates
Print09 Aug 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Nov 2017
Accepted19 Jun 2017
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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