Journal article

Social and Behavioral Outcomes: Pre-Injury to Six Months following Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury

Cathy Catroppa, Louise Crossley, Stephen JC Hearps, Keith Owen Yeates, Miriam Beauchamp, Kirrily Rogers, Vicki Anderson

JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

This study aimed to extend the limited research investigating social and behavioral outcomes following childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study compared pre-and post-injury measures of these skills and investigated the role of pre-injury child status and pre-injury family functioning in the prediction of outcome at six months post-injury. A secondary aim was to compare rates of impairment at six months post-injury between children post-TBI and a typically developing (TD) control group. This study comprised 140 children, 97 survivors of TBI (67 males) and 43 TD children (24 males), matched for age, sex, and socio-economic status. All participants were ascertained between 2007 and 201..

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