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Brain injury severity as measured by the Glasgow Coma Scale & its influence on outcome as measured by Disability Rating Scale at acute rehabilitation discharge and long term follow-up after severe TBI

Abstract:
This study will compare outcomes among those with severe injuries to determine how they differ at discharge from rehabilitation and at 1, 5 and 10 years after injury. The data from the model system national database will be reviewed to determine how the patterns and ultimate recovery differ by Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. Severity of injury will be measured by GCS scores in the emergency room. Outcome will be measured by the Disability Rating Scale (DRS).

Registry Project Number: 488
Lead Investigator: Burke, D
Lead Center for Project: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Collaborating Investigators: Hammond, F, Rosenthal, M, Glenn, M, Meythaler, J, Jacob, L
Collaborating Institutions: Carolinas Rehabilitation, University of Alabama
Keywords: traumatic brain injury, outcome, DRS @ d/c, DRS @ 1year, prediction
Expected Completion: 02/01/2006
Type: National
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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