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Clinical correlates of retrograde amnesia in mild traumatic brain injury

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-572
Number of pages8
JournalBRAIN INJURY
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

Primary objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical significance of retrograde amnesia (RA) in patients with acute mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Methods and procedures: An emergency department sample of patients (n=75), aged 18-60 years, with no pre-morbid medical or psychiatric conditions, who met the WHO criteria for MTBI were enrolled in this prospective, descriptive, follow-up study. This study examined the presence and duration of RA in relation to socio-demographics, MTBI severity markers including neuroimaging (CT, MRI) and clinical outcomes (Rivermead post-concussion symptoms questionnaire, post-concussion syndrome (PCS) diagnosis and return to work (RTW) status) at 2 weeks, 1 month and 6 months post-injury. Main outcomes and results: GCS scores and duration of post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) were related to RA. Those with GCS scores of 14 vs. 15 were more likely to have RA (χ(1)=13.70, p

Keywords

  • Concussion, Head injury, Post-concussion syndrome, Retrograde amnesia, Return to work, Traumatic brain injury