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Quality of life and post-concussion symptoms in adults after mild traumatic brain injury: a population-based study in western Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ, Dep. of Rehabilitation. Jönköping University, School of Health Science, HHJ. CHILD.
2003 (English)In: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6314, E-ISSN 1600-0404, Vol. 108, no 5, p. 332-338Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: To study quality of life and subjective post-concussion symptoms in adults (16-60 years) with a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) 3 months and 1 year after injury.

METHODS: Of a total of 489 patients 173 responded to questionnaires at 3 months and at 1 year, including the SF-36 health-related quality of life survey, which is a standardized measure validated for Swedish conditions. Post-concussion symptoms were rated as either existing or non-existing in a 21-item checklist [a modified version of Comprehensive Psychopathological Rating Scale (CPRS)].

RESULTS: SF-36 showed impaired scores in all dimensions. Existing post-concussion symptoms were reported by 1545%. Significantly, more symptoms were present at 3 months than at 3 weeks after injury. Furthermore, a significant correlation between higher rates of post-concussion symptoms and lower SF-36 scores was found.

CONCLUSIONS: The SF-36 results were significantly impaired compared with an age- and gender-matched normative control group and the rate of post-concussion symptoms was significantly higher at 3 months than at 3 weeks after injury. As a significant correlation between higher rates of symptoms and low SF-36 scores was also found we assume SF-36 to be a sensitive enough measure of MTBI-related effects.

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2003. Vol. 108, no 5, p. 332-338
Keywords [en]
Mild traumatic brain injuries, post-concussion symptoms, health -related quality of life, outcome, assessment methods
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-6114PubMedID: 14616303OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-6114DiVA, id: diva2:36934
Available from: 2007-10-16 Created: 2007-10-16 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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