Journal article

Neuropsychological function 23 years after mild traumatic brain injury: A comparison of outcome after paediatric and adult head injuries

Erik Hessen, Knut Nestvold, Vicki Anderson

BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To the authors' knowledge no study comparing very long-term neuropsychological outcome after mild paediatric and adult traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been published. The primary objective of this study was to compare neuropsychological outcome 23 years after mainly mild paediatric and adult TBI. RESEARCH DESIGN: The study was a neuropsychological follow-up 23 years after a prospective head injury study conducted at a Norwegian public hospital. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: One hundred and nineteen patients were assessed with a comprehensive neuropsychological test battery. Of these, 45 were paediatric TBI and 74 were adult TBI. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Both the paediatric an..

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