Projects of the TBINDC Registry by Researchers Last Name
5 projects available at this time for H Sasser

Utilization of Rehabilitation Resources in Pediatric Trauma Patients With and Without Head Injury
Abstract: Rehabilitation services after pediatric trauma helps reduce morbidity. However, a better understanding of how these services are utilized is needed. Studies of acute care disposition have suggested that, after controlling for injury and impairment severity, there is a correlation between receipt of inpatient rehabilitation and the availability of rehabilitation resources. This prospective study of 2,319 trauma patients under 16 years of age consecutively admitted to a Level I Trauma Center examined rehabilitation service receipt during and after discharge where availability of rehabilitation services remained constant. The sample included 67.4% with minor injuries and 21.7% with major trauma as defined by the Injury Severity Score. Of... more
Investigators: Kolaski K, Sasser H, Grattan K view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Illicit Drug Use Over Time Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: Reported drug use at Years 1 and 2 following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is 6 to 8%, compared to 29% premorbidly. How drug use responses change over time in the same group is not known. This study investigates patterns of reported drug use and follow-up for individuals with TBI who received inpatient rehabilitation, and who were questioned annually about illicit drug use. The TBI Model System Database (n=1160) was used to perform a cross-sectional analysis on all successfully contacted and screened over a 10 year period. Responses to drug use at Year 1 were 37 yes, and 333 no, with no significant difference in yes/no responses across the years. However, analysis of the positive responses revealed those reporting drug use in Year 1 had... more
Investigators: Hammond F, Grattan K, Sasser H, Corrigan J, Bogner J, Kreutzer J, Weintraub R, Berry J view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Collaborating Centers: Ohio State University, Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia
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. ... more
Investigators: Wagner A, Hammond F, Sasser H, Wiercisiewski D, Norton H view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Return to Productive Activity After Traumatic Brain Injury: Relationship with Measures of Disability, Handicap, and Community Integration
Abstract: Return to productive activity (RTPA) is considered a major outcome marker for TBI. One hundred and five respondents from a cohort of 378 adults hospitalized at a Level I Trauma Center with TBI were studied to describe the rate of RTPA and associated factors. There was 67% RTPA. Factors found to be associated with successful RTPA were educational level, psychiatric history, violent mechanism of injury, discharge status after acute hospitalization, prior alcohol and drug use, and injury severity, as well as the Disability Rating Scale and the Community Integration Questionnaire at one year post-injury... more
Investigators: , Hammond F, Sasser H, Wiercisiewski D view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
Gender Associated Differences in Outcome after Traumatic Brain Injury
Abstract: The sparse literature on gender and TBI suggest reasons to expect gender-based outcome differences. One hundred twenty persons from a cohort of 378 adults admitted with TBI to a Level I trauma Center were studied to examine the relationship between gender and outcome. In this sample, women were predominately older than the men (80% men and 58% women were <50 years old). Factors significantly different by gender included age, payor, arrest history, pre-and post-injury employment, and injury severity. Female gender was a significantly predictive of poorer total DRS and CIQ Productivity even after adjusting for other factors, but not of total CIQ Total, Home and Social scores. This suggests that TBI may be influenced by gender, and that... more
Investigators: Wagner A, Hammond F, Sasser H, Wiercisiewski D view full
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Lead Center: Carolinas Rehabilitation
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