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A comparison of traumatic brain injury in the Saskatchewan native North American and non-native North American populations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10901690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare native North American and non-native North American patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury in order to identify pertinent differences between the two groups with regards to the initial injury, medical management and allocated resources.
DESIGN: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients admitted to the unit between July 1994 and March 1997 with the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury.
RESULTS: Significant differences were found between the two groups in the areas of alcohol and drug involvement with the initial injury (p < 0.0001), geographical location of the injury (p < 0.0001), initial treatment received (p = 0.0102), discharge planning (p < 0.0001), and post-discharge follow-up (p = 0.0052).
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that native North Americans are more likely to suffer a head injury than non-native North Americans, that alcohol is more likely to be involved, and that native North American patients are less likely to be offered post-discharge resources. Further prospective study to explore these areas is required.
J Blackmer; S C Marshall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0269-9052     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-14     Completed Date:  2000-08-14     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / epidemiology
Brain Injuries / epidemiology*,  etiology,  rehabilitation
Indians, North American*
Length of Stay
Rehabilitation Centers
Retrospective Studies
Saskatchewan / epidemiology

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