Journal article

Young adults’ perspectives on their psychosocial outcomes 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury

S Rosema, F Muscara, V Anderson, C Godfrey, S Eren, C Catroppa

Social Care and Neurodisability | Published : 2014

Abstract

Purpose – Childhood traumatic brain injury (CTBI) is one of the most common causes of mortality and disability in children and adolescents that impacts on neuropsychological, social and psychological development. A disruption of development in these areas often results in long-term problems with interpersonal relationships, participation in leisure and social activities and employment status. These social and psychological problems appear to persist longer in comparison to other functional consequences, although evidence is scarce. The purpose of this paper is to investigate social and psychological outcomes 15 years post-injury. Design/methodology/approach – In all, 36 participants post-CTB..

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