Journal article

Long-Term Outcome From Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury: Intellectual Ability, Personality, and Quality of Life

Vicki Anderson, Sandra Brown, Heidi Newitt, Hannah Hoile

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Only a handful of studies have attempted to explore very long-term outcomes from childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI). These studies have generally failed to fully consider the impact of injury severity or employ measures sensitive to the survivor's day-to-day function. This study examined outcomes in adulthood, with a focus on functional abilities including education, employment, and quality of life (QOL), and employed predictors including injury severity, age at injury, socioeconomic factors, intelligence, and personality. METHOD: The study was retrospective and cross-sectional and included 50 adult survivors of child TBI (31 males), aged 19-30 years at evaluation (M = 24.2, S..

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