Community outcomes following traumatic brain injury: Impact of race and preinjury status

Short Title:
Community outcomes following traumatic brain injury: Impact of race and preinjury status
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48889.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 20, issue 2, pp 158-172
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the influence pre-injury differences between Whites and African Americans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) on their social and community outcomes 1 year after injury. Results showed that Whites and African Americans did not differ significantly on self-reported pre-injury status or demographic factors except gender. At 1 year after injury, African Americans reported significantly lower social integration scores and having lost more income than Whites. All other outcome measures were comparable and showed declines in community productivity, increases in symptoms of depression, and lower satisfaction with life for both groups compared to pre-injury.
Author(s):
Hart, Tessa; Whyte, John; Polansky, Marcia; Kersey-Matusiak, Gloria; Fidler-Sheppard, Rebecca
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