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Functional outcome and health-related quality of life 10 years after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury

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Abstract:

Andelic N, Hammergren N, Bautz-Holter E, Sveen U, Brunborg C, Røe C. Functional outcome and health-related quality of life 10 years after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury.

Acta Neurol Scand 2009: 120: 16–23.

© 2008 The Authors Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Munksgaard. Objectives – 

To describe the functional outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQL) 10 years after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Material and methods – 

A retrospective, population-based study of 62 survivors of working-age with moderate-to-severe TBI injured in 1995/1996, and hospitalized at the Trauma Referral Center in Eastern Norway. Functional status was measured by the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended (GOS-E). HRQL was assessed by the SF-36 questionnaire. Results – 

The mean current-age was 40.8 years. The frequency of epilepsy was 19% and the depression rate 31%. A majority had good recovery (48%) or moderate disability (44%). Employment rate was 58%. Functional and employment status were associated with initial injury severity in contrast to HRQL. Study patients had significantly lower scores in all SF-36 dimensions when compared with the general Norwegian population. Conclusion – 

At 10-years follow-up, our study population is still in their most productive years and affected domains should be considered in long-term follow-up and intervention programs.

Keywords: Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended; SF-36; depression; epilepsy; health-related quality of life; long-term outcome; traumatic brain injury

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0404.2008.01116.x

Affiliations: 1: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ulleval University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway 2: Center for Clinical Research, Ulleval University Hospital, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Publication date: 2009-07-01

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