Adaptive ability, behavior and quality of life pre and posttraumatic brain injury in childhood

Vicki Anne Anderson, Robyne M Le Brocque, Greg Iselin, Senem Eren, Rian Dob, Timothy James Davern, Lynne McKinlay, Justin A Kenardy

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Context: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common, acquired childhood disability, which has been shown to have a significant impact on children?s cognitive and educational function. While behavioral problems are also noted, there is ongoing debate about the contribution of preinjury factors in this domain. Few studies have attempted to measure the impact of these preinjury functions on postinjury behavior. Objective: To compare pre and postinjury adaptive ability, behavior, executive function and quality of life (QOL) and to identify factors that contribute to outcomes in these domains including injury severity, socio-demographic and preinjury characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1639 - 1647
Number of pages9
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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