Journal article

Does cognitive decline occur decades after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury? A prospective controlled study

Amelia J Hicks, Gershon Spitz, Christopher C Rowe, Caroline M Roberts, Dean P McKenzie, Jennie L Ponsford

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

This prospective controlled study examined long-term trajectories of neuropsychological performance in individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) compared to healthy controls, and the impact of IQ, age at injury, time since injury, and injury severity on change over time. Fifty-three individuals with moderate to severe TBI (60.37% male; M = 59.77 yrs, SD = 14.03), and 26 controls (46.15% male; M = 63.96 yrs, SD = 14.42) were studied prospectively (M = 12.72 yrs between assessments). Participants completed measures of premorbid IQ (Weschler Test of Adult Reading), processing speed (Digit Symbol Coding Test), working memory (Digit Span Backwards), memory (Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test) ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) under Grant APP 1127007.