Complicated mild traumatic brain injury on the inpatient rehabilitation unit: A multicenter analysis

Short Title:
Complicated mild traumatic brain injury on the inpatient rehabilitation unit: A multicenter analysis
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50651.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 21, issue 3, pp 260-271
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Article describes the characteristics of patients with complicated mild traumatic brain injury (CMTBI) admitted to inpatient rehabilitation units of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS). Data from 3,787 people with TBI were available in the TBIMS database at the time of the study. Of the 565 patients with a lowest Glasgow Coma Scale score in the first 24 hours of 13 to 15, 373 had a positive computed tomography scan and constituted the sample for the study. Summary statistics were calculated for Functional Independence Measure (FIM) and Disability Rating Scale scores, length of stay (LOS), and medical complications. Sixty-four patients (17 percent) experienced serious cranial complications, with seizures being the most common during the course of rehabilitation. Most patients demonstrated substantial improvements on functional outcome measures during rehabilitation. Age, acute LOS, and FIM score on admission were significant predictors of rehabilitation LOS.
Author(s):
Kennedy, Richard E.; Livingston, Lee; Marwitz, Jennifer H.; Gueck, Shana; Kreutzer, Jeffrey S.; Sander, Angelle M.
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