The long-term effects of childhood traumatic brain injury on adulthood relationship quality
Alana Rogers, Audrey McKinlay
BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019
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..View full abstract
This work was supported by the Lottery Health Research Committee of New Zealand.