Functional Recovery Ten Years after Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: Outcomes and Predictors
Cathy Catroppa, Celia Godfrey, Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, Stephen SJC Hearps, Vicki A Anderson
JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2012
Functional impairments (adaptive, behavioral, educational) are common after preschool traumatic brain injury (TBI). In comparison with cognitive outcome, functional outcomes have received limited attention, with little evidence to determine whether these difficulties persist in the long term. The aim of this study was to examine functional outcomes at 10 years post-injury and identify predictors of outcome. The study compared children with a diagnosis of TBI (n=40) to a healthy age-, gender-, and socioeconomic status (SES)-matched control group (n=19) at 10 years post-injury. Outcomes and predictors of functional skills were investigated. Poorer adaptive skills were evident for those with mo..View full abstract
This research was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Royal Children's Hospital Research Foundation, and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.