Journal article

The long-term effects of childhood traumatic brain injury on adulthood relationship quality

Alana Rogers, Audrey McKinlay

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigated the long-term effect of childhood Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on adulthood Relationship Quality (RQ), examining injury severity, age of injury, and markers of prefrontal cortex (PFC) functioning, apathy, disinhibition, and executive dysfunction. RESEARCH DESIGN: Longitudinal, between-subjects, cross-sectional design using retrospective and current data. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Participants (N = 169; 61 mild TBI (mTBI); 65 moderate to severe TBI (MSTBI); 43 orthopaedic injury (OI); Injury age: 1-17 years; Testing age: 18-31 years) completed a structured interview regarding their injury, demographic characteristics and RQ, the National Adults Reading Test, a..

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