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J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008 Sep-Oct;23(5):294-303. doi: 10.1097/01.HTR.0000336842.53338.f4.

Long-term outcome after severe traumatic brain injury: the McGill interdisciplinary prospective study.

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  • 1Montreal General Hospital, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Qu├ębec, Canada.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To obtain a comprehensive understanding of long-term outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI).

PARTICIPANTS:

Forty-six patients with sTBI.

DESIGN:

Comparison of interdisciplinary evaluation results at discharge from acute care and at 2 to 5 year follow-up.

MAIN MEASURES:

Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale, the FIM instrument, and the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised.

RESULTS:

Significant improvement was observed on the FIM instrument, the Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale, and on 3 factors of the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised. These measures at discharge were significant predictors of outcome.

CONCLUSION:

Patients with sTBI 2 to 5 years postinjury showed relatively good physical and functional outcome but poorer cognitive and emotional outcome.

PMID:
18815506
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