Journal article

Preinjury characteristics of children with mild traumatic brain injury: Is "other injury" an appropriate comparison group"?

A McKinlay, M Albicini, M Than

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) has been associated with ongoing problems in children and young people. However, there remains to be considerable debate regarding whether outcomes are a result of brain impairment, or simply reflect preinjury characteristics of the child or family. To reliably assess outcomes, an appropriate control group is required. AIMS: This study aimed to identify the preinjury characteristics of children with mTBI, and to examine whether an "other injury to the head" group is an appropriate comparison to control for preinjury characteristics of children with mTBI. METHOD: Parents of 290 children admitted to the emergency department with either a diagnosis..

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