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Self-reported health and influence on life situation 5-8 years after paediatric traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22720997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: During childhood, the central nervous system is in a state of rapid development which can be interrupted by a traumatic brain injury (TBI). This study aimed to describe if and how TBI during childhood influences health and life situation, 5-8 years later.
RESEARCH DESIGN: A case-control retrospective design was employed for the assessment of 61 adolescents and young adults with a mild, moderate or severe TBI and 229 matched controls from a normative group (16-24 years).
METHODS AND PROCEDURES: SF-36 (Short Form 36 health survey) and a self-reported questionnaire measuring life situation were distributed to youths suffering TBI 5-8 years ago. Forty-five youths (74%) completed the questionnaires.
MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Participants with a TBI stated lower self-estimated health compared with the normative group. Remaining self-reported symptoms were physical and cognitive. Negative effects of TBI influencing school results, leisure activities and thoughts about future life situation were also described.
CONCLUSION: Young individuals experience sustained negative effects of childhood TBI on health and life situation. More research is necessary to detect, understand and properly support these youths.
Barbro Renström; Kerstin Söderman; Erik Domellöf; Ingrid Emanuelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-06-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  2013-03-18     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1405-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / epidemiology*,  physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Case-Control Studies
Cognition Disorders / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Educational Status
Health Services Needs and Demand
Learning Disorders / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Leisure Activities
Quality of Life*
Retrospective Studies
Self Report*
Sweden / epidemiology
Time Factors
Young Adult

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