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  1. Head injury in young adults : Long-term Outcome.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    To describe the long-term outcome 5 years after injury of young adults who were 15 to 19 years old at the time of their head injuries.

    Design 

    A retrospective cohort.

    The health records of 62 consecutive eligible subjects were abstracted for baseline sociodemographic. health, and injury variables.

    A telephone interview was administered to assess quality of life, impairment, disability, and handicap.

    Setting 

    Canada's largest trauma center, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.

    Toronto, Canada.

    Subjects 

    Of the 58 subjects (94%) who were traced at follow-up. 51 agreed to participate.

    Main Outcome Measures 

    The Medical Outcomes Study SF-36, Head Injury Symptom Checklist, selected disability measures, Community Integration Questionnaire.

    Results 

    Of the 8 summary items of the Medical Outcomes Study SF-36, subjects scored lowest on mental health.

    There were no significant differences between mild and more severely injured groups in all quality of life measures.

    Subjects classified with mild head injury overall reported more symptoms from the Head Injury Symptom Checklist.

    Subjects with more severe injuries had lower community integration scores (p<. 05).

    Conclusions 

    Overall, mental health is an important area of concern at follow-up for all subjects.

    Adolescents with apparent mild head injury can have disabling symptoms many years after injury.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Crânioencéphalique, Exploration clinique, Evolution, Long terme, Santé mentale, Qualité vie, Incapacité, Handicap, Etude statistique, Homme, Système nerveux pathologie, Système nerveux central pathologie, Encéphale pathologie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Crâne pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Craniocerebral, Clinical investigation, Evolution, Long term, Mental health, Quality of life, Disability, Handicap, Statistical study, Human, Nervous system diseases, Central nervous system disease, Cerebral disorder, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Skull disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0275844

    Code Inist : 002B16B. Création : 27/11/1998.