Journal article

Behaviours of concern following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in individuals living in the community

AJ Hicks, KR Gould, M Hopwood, J Kenardy, I Krivonos, JL Ponsford

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Behaviours of Concern (BoC) following traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significant negative impact on the daily functioning and quality of life for the individual and their family. However, there has been limited research examining the nature and severity of BoC beyond the acute recovery period, including the perspective of the individual with TBI as well as close others (COs). METHODS AND PROCEDURE: Eighty-nine individuals with predominantly severe TBI, at a mean of 11.4 years' post-injury, were identified through a no-fault accident compensation system database. Structured interviews were completed with 65 individuals with TBI, and 62 COs. Current BoC were documented ..

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