A comparison of substance abuse and violence in the prediction of long-term rehabilitation outcomes after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
A comparison of substance abuse and violence in the prediction of long-term rehabilitation outcomes after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J42001.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 82, issue 5, pp 571-577
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examining the relative contributions of substance abuse history and violent etiology to the prediction of outcomes for individuals who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requiring inpatient rehabilitation. Participants were 351 individuals admitted consecutively to a specialized TBI rehabilitation unit. It was found that 80% of persons with injuries from violence-related causes had a history of substance abuse. Substance abuse was found to contribute to the prediction of life satisfaction and productivity, while violent etiology was not a significant contributor to predictive models. The authors conclude that it is necessary to include substance abuse history in all studies of outcomes after TBI, and to increase prevention efforts to limit the effects of such a history. (This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Produced by NIDRR Grantees, number C.14.)
Author(s):
Bogner, J. A.; Corrigan, J. D.; Mysiw, W. J.; Clinchot, D.; Fugate, L.
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