Head injury in young adults : Long-term Outcome.
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.
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.
Canada's largest trauma center, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre.
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.
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).
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.