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Use of Injury Severity Variables in Determining Disability and and Community Integration after Traumatic Brain Injury

Abstract:
Much is known about the short-term outcome of individuals acutely hospitalized for traumatic brain injury (TBI) but little is known about the longer-term outcomes and the variables that may predict these outcomes. This study describes the relationship of injury severity measures to one-year outcome for 120 patients hospitalized with TBI at a Level I Trauma Center, as measured by the Disability Rating Scale (DRS) and Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ). The Glasgow Coma Scale, Revised Trauma Score, Injury Severity Score and The Combined Trauma Score Injury Severity Score (TRISSRTS) were predictive of one-year outcome in this cohort.

Registry Project Number: 137
Lead Investigator: Wagner, A
Lead Center for Project: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Collaborating Investigators: Hammond, F, Sasser, H, Wiercisiewski, D, Norton, H
Date of Completion: 09/01/2000
Type: Local
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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