Traumatic brain injury: A comparison of inpatient functional outcomes between children and adults

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Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
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Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2008, vol. 23, issue , pp 209-219
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Abstract:
Objectives: To examine age-related differences in functional outcomes following traumatic brain injury. Participants and procedure: Seventy-six patients admitted to a pediatric acute rehabilitation hospital were compared with 2548 adult patients in the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research–funded traumatic brain injury model systems national database. Main outcome measures: Functional Independence Measure totals during inpatient rehabilitation. Results: Increasing age was significantly associated with improved outcome in children and with poorer outcome in adults. Conclusion: The relationship between age and functional outcome is different within different age groups (pediatric vs adult), and the effect of moderating variables differs by age group.
Author(s):
Niedzwecki, C.; Marwitz, J.; Ketchum, J.; Cifu, D.; Dillard, C.; Monasterio, E.
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