Preinjury personality traits and the prediction of early neurobehavioral symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Preinjury personality traits and the prediction of early neurobehavioral symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46980.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 49, issue 4, pp 275-281
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Abstract:
Study investigated the relationship between preinjury personality and early outcome in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Subjects with orthopedic injury (OI) were included in this study as a control group. In both groups, subjects with TBI and a significant other completed a measure of personality and a measure of symptoms of neurological and behavioral disability. Results showed that personality characteristics of subjects with mild TBI and OI were very similar to each other and to those of healthy individuals in the general population. Neurobehavioral symptoms reported in the mild TBI group were similar in type and frequency to those reported in the OI group. The findings indicated that individuals with mild TBI do not have a unique preinjury personality that predisposes them to injury and preinjury personality does not predict early outcome in TBI.
Author(s):
Rush, Beth K.; Malec, James F.; Moessner, Anne M.; Brown, Allen W.
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