Journal article

Predictors of Cognitive Function and Recovery 10 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury in Young Children

Vicki Anderson, Celia Godfrey, Jeffrey V Rosenfeld, Cathy Catroppa

PEDIATRICS | AMER ACAD PEDIATRICS | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) has implications for functional outcomes, but few studies have documented long-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to plot recovery of cognitive and functional skills after early childhood TBI to 10 years postinjury and to identify the contribution of injury, environment, preinjury characteristics, and acute functional recovery. METHODS: Subjects were recruited consecutively to this prospective, longitudinal study, which used a between-factor design, with injury severity as the independent variable. Forty children with TBI aged 2 and 7 years were recruited on admission to a tertiary pediatric hospital, divided accordi..

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