Long-term cognitive complaint and post-concussive symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury: The role of cognitive and affective factors
Lisa A Clarke, Ross C Genat, Jacqueline FI Anderson
BRAIN INJURY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2012
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether neuropsychological test performance or affective factors predict long-term post-concussive symptoms and cognitive complaint following mild traumatic brain injury. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Participants included 21 individuals with mild traumatic brain injury, 19 individuals with spinal injury but no injury to the brain and 20 neurologically-normal controls. All participants completed measures of post-concussive symptoms, cognitive complaint, depression, anxiety, and personality and were administered a variety of neuropsychological tests. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: The hypothesis that depression, anxiety and neuroticism would be better predictors of post-..View full abstract
The authors would like to thank Professor Jeffrey Rosenfeld (Director, Neurosurgery Department, The Alfred) for supporting this research project.