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
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..View full abstract
The Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative funded this research, and it was also supported by the Victorian Government Operational Infrastructure Scheme.