Journal article

Young adults' perspectives on health-related quality of life after paediatric traumatic brain injury: A prospective cohort study

Nicholas P Ryan, Kate Noone, Celia Godfrey, Edith N Botchway, Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson

Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine | ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QoL) is commonly affected in children and families living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite the established link between childhood TBI and reduced health-related QoL (HRQoL), there is a dearth of longitudinal, prospective research to determine the prevalence and predictors of impaired HRQoL in the very long term post-injury. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated HRQoL in young adult survivors of paediatric TBI at 15 years post-injury. We aimed to identify the prevalence of impaired HRQoL and the respective contribution of pre-injury, environmental, injury-related, cognitive and mood-based factors to various dimensions of HRQoL at 15 years post-injury. METHODS: This p..

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Grants

Awarded by Victoria Neurotrauma Initiative, Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a grant from the Victoria Neurotrauma Initiative (CO6E1), Australia; the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Support Program; an Australian Postgraduate Award, MCRI PhD scholarship, and NHMRC Moving Ahead Centre for Research Excellence in Brain Injury Recovery Seed Grant to NR; and an NHMRC Senior Practitioner Fellowship to VA. The funding bodies did not play a role in the design of the study, collection, analysis and interpretation of the data, or writing of the manuscript.