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Early Cognitive Status and Productivity Outcome Following Traumatic Brain Injury

To evaluate the contribution of early cognitive assessment to prediction of productivity outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI) adjusted for severity of injury, demographic factors, and pre-injury employment status. Design: Inception cohort. Setting: Six inpatient brain injury rehabilitation programs. Participants: 388 adults with TBI whose post-traumatic amnesia resolved prior to discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Results: Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that pre-injury productivity status, duration of post-traumatic amnesia, education level, and early cognitive status each made significant, independent contributions to prediction of productivity status at follow-up. Conclusions: Findings support the utility of early cognitive assessment using neuropsychological tests

Registry Project Number: 180
Lead Investigator: Sherer, M
Lead Center for Project: Methodist Rehabilitation Center
Collaborating Investigators: Sander, A, Nick, T, High Jr., W, Malec, J, Rosenthal, M
Collaborating Institutions: The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Mayo Medical Center, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation
Keywords: violence, service utilization, self-awareness, quality of life, outcome, prediction, costs, coping, adjustment, depression, awareness
Date of Completion: 01/01/2001
Type: National
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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