Journal article

Do lesion site and severity predict deficits in attentional control after preschool traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Tarah Power, Cathy Catroppa, Lee Coleman, Michael Ditchfield, Vicki Anderson

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive value of structural neuroimaging in the clinical setting following TBI. RESEARCH DESIGN: Prospective between-group design, comparing groups with regard to: (i) the presence or absence of cerebral pathology and (ii) the location of cerebral pathology. The predictive value of injury variables was investigated using hierarchical regressions. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Thirty-six children, between 6 and 14 years, who sustained a moderate to severe TBI 5 years previously participated in this study. Children's performances on five measures of attentional control were examined in relation to the presence, location and severity of their lesions, as coded b..

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