New model can identify factors linked to mortality after traumatic brain injury – Deccan Chronicle

Model system researchers have identified factors linked to mortality among individuals aged 16 years and older who were more than one year post- traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The research team, which included investigators from five regional TBI Model Systems, analysed data from the database of the TBI Model System National Data and Statistical Center.

They identified 1,163 decedents and 10,839 matched controls and examined the following physical, cognitive and psychosocial outcomes: Functional Independence Measure (FIM), Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale, Disability Rating Scale, Participation Assessment with Recombined Tool Objective, and Satisfaction With Life Scale.

Co-author Erica Weber said, “Among individuals who died, we found significantly poorer performance on all measures.”

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