A critical examination of mild traumatic brain injury management information distributed to parents

Tamar Roos Annemarie Bodde, Adam Scheinberg, Audrey McKinlay

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Considerable confusion surrounds pediatric mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and its management. This study provides a comparison between mTBI management pamphlets distributed by Australasian hospitals and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gold standard. Twenty-seven different pamphlets were collected from 96 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand and were assessed for readability, compliance with nine CDC criteria, and inclusion of confusing or incorrect information. None of the pamphlets completely complied with the CDC criteria and all included incorrect information. Findings demonstrate that mTBI management information in Australasia needs urgent revision, and evaluation in other countries is strongly advised
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254 - 271
Number of pages18
JournalDevelopmental Neuropsychology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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