The natural history of drinking and alcohol-related problems after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
The natural history of drinking and alcohol-related problems after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45022.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 185-191
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Researchers describe changes in drinking behavior and alcohol-related problems from before traumatic brain injury (TBI) to 1 year after injury. Structured interviews were conducted to determine participants' quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption and their symptoms of alcohol problems. Results showed that while heavy drinking and alcohol-related problems decreased significantly from preinjury to 1 year postinjury, preinjury alcohol use and problems are good predictors of heavy use and problems after TBI.
Author(s):
Bombardier, Charles H.; Temkin, Nancy R.; Machamer, Joan; Dikmen, Sureyya S.
Author Address(es):

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