Effect of urbanicity of residence on TBI outcome at one year post-injury

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Effect of urbanicity of residence on TBI outcome at one year post-injury
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Journal Article
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Brain Injury
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2006, vol. 20, issue 7, pp 701-709.
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Study investigated the impact of urban versus rural residence on long-term functional outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Functional status was measured by the Disability Rating Scale (DRS) at admission to inpatient rehabilitation and at 1-year post-injury follow-up. Demographic data, injury severity, early functional status, urbanicity, medication use, alcohol use, and medical complications were examined as potential predictor variables. Results showed that functional status at follow-up was predicted by age, DRS at admission, injury severity, alcohol use, continued need for medications, and medical complications. Urbanicity of residence was not predictive of functional status. In other words, rural residents did not have poorer outcomes than persons residing in more urban areas.
Gontkovsky, S.T.; Sherer, M.; Nick, T.G.; Nakase-Thompson, R.; Yablon, S.A.
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