Journal article

Depression and Health Related Quality of Life in Adolescent Survivors of a Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study

Ashley Di Battista, Celia Godfrey, Cheryl Soo, Cathy Catroppa, Vicki Anderson

PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014


UNLABELLED: Traumatic brain injury is (TBI) a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in youth. Adult survivors of a severe pediatric TBI are vulnerable to global impairments, including greater employment difficulties, poor quality of life (HRQoL) and increased risk of mental health problems. When estimating the health related quality of life in adolescents, the presence of anxiety and depression and the quality of social relationships are important considerations, because adolescents are entrenched in social development during this phase of maturation. The influence of anxiety, depression and loneliness on health related quality of life in adolescent survivors of TBI has not been documente..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding provided by Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme, Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative - fellowship to CS, Australian National Health & Medical Research Council - fellowships to VA and CC and Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Doctoral Research Award to AD. This research was supported in part by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award (DRA), Canada - awarded to ADB, and the Victorian Government Operations Infrastructure Funding, Australia. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.