Journal article

Aggressive behavior following traumatic brain injury: how common is common?

Ian J Baguley, Joanne Cooper, Kim Felmingham

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and predictors of aggressive behavior among traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors at 6, 24, and 60 months postdischarge. DESIGN: Mixed cross-sectional and longitudinal data from a 5-year follow-up study of discharged TBI patients analyzed retrospectively. SETTING: A specialized Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service of a tertiary referral hospital. PATIENTS: Two hundred twenty-eight (228) patients with moderate to severe TBI. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The Overt Aggression Scale; injury-related variables (in particular, Glasgow Coma and Outcome scales and posttraumatic amnesia duration); and a battery of postdischarge questionnaires (Beck Depression Inventory, T..

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