Journal article

Profiles of Executive Function Across Children with Distinct Brain Disorders: Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Brain Tumor

Gabriel C Araujo, Tanya N Antonini, Vicki Anderson, Kathryn A Vannatta, Christina G Salley, Erin D Bigler, H Gerry Taylor, Cynthia Gerhardt, Kenneth Rubin, Maureen Dennis, Warren Lo, Mark T Mackay, Anne Gordon, Christine Hajek Koterba, Alison Gomes, Mardee Greenham, Keith Owen Yeates

JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study examined whether children with distinct brain disorders show different profiles of strengths and weaknesses in executive functions, and differ from children without brain disorder. METHODS: Participants were children with traumatic brain injury (N=82; 8-13 years of age), arterial ischemic stroke (N=36; 6-16 years of age), and brain tumor (N=74; 9-18 years of age), each with a corresponding matched comparison group consisting of children with orthopedic injury (N=61), asthma (N=15), and classmates without medical illness (N=68), respectively. Shifting, inhibition, and working memory were assessed, respectively, using three Test of Everyday Attention: Children's Version ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health


Awarded by American Cancer Society


Awarded by National Cancer Institute


Awarded by Victorian Government


Awarded by EUNICE KENNEDY SHRIVER NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH &HUMAN DEVELOPMENT


Awarded by NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the National Institutes of Health (K.O.Y., grant number 5 R01 HD048946); American Cancer Society, (K.V., grant number RSGPB-03-098-01-PBP); National Cancer Institute (K.V., grant number R03 CA138122-02); Australian National Health & Medical Research Council Senior Practitioner Fellowship (V.A.); Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Fund (V.A., M.G., grant number RINCH 231308); and by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme. We have no conflicts of interest to disclose.