Journal article

Postconcussive Symptoms Following Mild TBI and Extracranial Injury: What Are the Contributing Factors?

Coco O Bernard, Audrey McKinlay, David Krieser, Jennie L Ponsford

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Whether mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) sustained by children results in persistent or recurrent symptoms, over and above those experienced by children who solely sustain mild extracranial injuries, remains debated. The current prospective longitudinal case-controlled study aimed to examine the relative influence of injury and noninjury factors on symptoms in preschool and primary school-aged children who sustained an mTBI or mild extracranial injury at least 8 month earlier. METHODS: Participants were 64 parents of children (31 mTBI, 33 trauma controls) who sustained injury between ages 2 and 12, whose postconcussive symptoms across the first 3-month postinjury have been prev..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to acknowledge the time contribution of participants and their parents who were involved in this study. This research work was partially supported by a grant awarded to Professor Jennie Ponsford and Dr Audrey McKinlay from the Jack Brockoff foundation, and from Dr Coco Bernard's Doctoral Research fund.