The relationship between olfactory dysfunction and executive function in children with traumatic brain injury
Kathleen Bakker, Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2017
INTRODUCTION: Olfactory dysfunction (OD) has been suggested as a possible marker of executive function (EF) deficits after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in adults. Little is known about the relationship between EF and OD in pediatric TBI (pTBI). This study aimed to investigate EF, explore the relationship between OD and EF, and determine the utility of olfactory performance as a marker of later EF in pTBI. It was hypothesized that (i) children with TBI would perform more poorly on EF measures relative to normative expectation; (ii) children with OD would perform more poorly on tests of EF than those with normal olfaction after TBI; and (iii) acute olfactory function would predict later EF for..View full abstract
This work was supported through funding from the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme and The University of Melbourne, Australia.