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FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH PERSISTENT POST-CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS FOLLOWING MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY IN ADULTS

Jennie Ponsford, Sylvia Nguyen, Marina Downing, Marije Bosch, Joanne E McKenzie, Simon Turner, Marisa Chau, Duncan Mortimer, Russell L Gruen, Jonathan Knott, Sally Green

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Debate regarding factors associated with persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury continues. Nested within a trial aiming to change practice in emergency department management of mild traumatic brain injury, this study investigated the nature of persistent symptoms, work/study outcomes, anxiety and quality of life and factors associated with persistent symptoms following injury, including the impact of receiving information about mild traumatic brain injuries in the emergency department. METHODS: A total of 343 individuals with mild traumatic brain injury completed the Rivermead Post-Concussion Symptom Questionnaire, Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale - Anxiety Sc..

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The authors would like to thank all the hospital emergency departments (ED) involved in this study, in particular the ED staff who recruited patients for this study. We would like to also thank all MERRC staff who conducted the follow-up interviews. This study is part of a 5-year grant (the Neurotrauma Evidence Translation (NET) Program), funded by the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Australia. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.