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Karen Hoffman


Research Department at Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC)
Farmacore Biotechnology
Antarctica

Biography

My initial work at the Centre focused on quantifying rehabilitation needs in relation to injury severity.  This facilitated us to better understand the complex rehabilitation needs of multi-trauma patients. These are often overlooked by condition specific rehabilitation services such as Neurorehabilitation.  I also investigated the long term recovery of trauma patients.  This included 12 month follow up of functional recovery of patients as well as quality-of-life and post traumatic stress symptoms.  Both these projects identified the significant burden experienced by trauma patients in terms of access to appropriate rehabilitation and long term recovery.  These findings led to the work I am currently engaged with.

Research Interest

My initial work at the Centre focused on quantifying rehabilitation needs in relation to injury severity.  This facilitated us to better understand the complex rehabilitation needs of multi-trauma patients. These are often overlooked by condition specific rehabilitation services such as Neurorehabilitation.  I also investigated the long term recovery of trauma patients.  This included 12 month follow up of functional recovery of patients as well as quality-of-life and post traumatic stress symptoms.  Both these projects identified the significant burden experienced by trauma patients in terms of access to appropriate rehabilitation and long term recovery.  These findings led to the work I am currently engaged with.

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