Journal article

Longitudinal outcome and recovery of social problems after pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI): Contribution of brain insult and family environment

Nicholas P Ryan, Loeka van Bijnen, Cathy Catroppa, Miriam H Beauchamp, Louise Crossley, Stephen Hearps, Vicki Anderson

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in a range of social impairments, however longitudinal recovery is not well characterized, and clinicians are poorly equipped to identify children at risk for persisting difficulties. Using a longitudinal prospective design, this study aimed to evaluate the contribution of injury and non-injury related risk and resilience factors to longitudinal outcome and recovery of social problems from 12- to 24-months post-TBI. 78 children with TBI (injury age: 5.0-15.0 years) and 40 age and gender-matched typically developing (TD) children underwent magnetic resonance imaging including a susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) sequence 2-8 weeks post-inju..

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Funding Acknowledgements

All phases of this study were supported in part by a National Health and Medical Research Council Moving Ahead Seed Grant (Nicholas Ryan, awarded 2014); a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Practitioner Fellowship (Vicki Anderson; awarded 2014); a grant from the Victoria Neurotrauma Initiative, Australia; and the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding bodies did not play a role in the design of the study, collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, or writing of the manuscript.