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Five to Eleven Years Post-Injury: Impact of Late Post-Traumatic Seizures

Abstract:
The impact of late post-traumatic seizures (LPTS) in addition to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has not been well examined. This study will characterize, describe, and highlight the particular issues that individuals with TBI and LPTS may face in their daily lives. The participant pool will be drawn from individuals who participated in an earlier NIDRR-funded study examining the risk factors for the development of LPTS. These individuals are now more than seven years post-injury. It is hypothesized that individuals with TBI and LPTS will report increased disability (physical and cognitive), increased utilization of medical services, and increased supervision needs over those without LPTS. Individuals with TBI and LPTS may report higher psychological distress, decreased participation, decreased employability, and greater problems/barriers interacting with the environment than those without LPTS.

Registry Project Number: 472
Lead Investigator: Duong, T
Lead Center for Project: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Collaborating Investigators: Bushnik, T, Englander, J, Wright, J
Date of Completion: 06/30/2005
Type: Local
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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