Mild Traumatic Brain Injury After Motor Vehicle Collisions:
What Are the Symptoms and Who Treats Them?
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury After Motor Vehicle Collisions: What Are the Symptoms and Who Treats Them? A Population-Based 1-Year Inception Cohort Study
SOURCE: Arch Phys Med Rehab 2014 (Mar); 95 (3 Sup): S286–294
Jan Hartvigsen, PhD, Eleanor Boyle, PhD,
J. David Cassidy, PhD, DrMedSc,
Linda J. Carroll, PhD
Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics,
University of Southern Denmark,
Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics,
OBJECTIVE: To describe the 1-year course of symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) sustained in a motor vehicle collision as well as patterns of care-seeking.
DESIGN: One-year follow-up of a population-based inception cohort.
SETTING: The province of Saskatchewan, Canada, with a population of about 1,000,000 inhabitants.
PARTICIPANTS: Persons (N=1716) sustaining an MTBI during a car collision between November 1997 and December 1999.
INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: We report the prevalence of sleep disturbances, tiredness, dizziness, forgetfulness, vision problems, hearing problems, headache, neck pain, mid back pain, and low back pain at 6 weeks and 3, 6, 9, and 12 months postcollision. At the same time points, we report self-reported care-seeking from registered health care professionals.
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