Corwin Boake

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The Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA) is a large-scale investigation of cognitive aging from middle to later age. The intended sample of 1440 twin subjects is recruited from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry (VETR), a registry of middle-aged male-male twin pairs who both served in the military during the Vietnam conflict (1965-1975). VETSA employs a(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data are available about the effectiveness of early rehabilitation after stroke. OBJECTIVE This is the 1st randomized controlled trial of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) in subacute stroke to investigate neurophysiologic mechanisms and long-term outcome. METHODS Within 2 weeks after stroke, 23 patients with upper extremity(More)
The current study investigated the relationship between age, education (EDUC), pre-injury productivity (PIP), Glasgow Coma Scale score, and a functional rating score at admittance and discharge from rehabilitation (Disability Rating Scale [DRS]) to employment status at one to three years following traumatic brain injury. EDUC, admit DRS, discharge DRS, and(More)
Impaired awareness of the effects of brain injury is a commonly observed and poorly understood finding in traumatic brain injury survivors. Nonetheless, impaired awareness has been identified as a major factor in determining outcome for traumatic brain injury survivors. Review of previous studies of impaired awareness in this patient population revealed a(More)
CONTEXT Cognitive deficits are associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but whether such deficits reflect sequelae or risk factors is not fully resolved. OBJECTIVE To determine, in a representative sample, whether preexposure cognitive ability is associated with risk for PTSD, and whether that risk is genetically mediated. DESIGN, SETTING,(More)
This study evaluated the prevalence and specificity of diagnostic criteria for postconcussional syndrome (PCS) in 178 adults with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 104 with extracranial trauma. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) criteria for PCS(More)
Six participants with chronic aphasia secondary to first-ever ischemic stroke within the middle cerebral artery (MCA) distribution of the left hemisphere and six neurologically intact controls of similar age were given a running recognition memory task for words while the magnetic flux normal to the scalp surface was measured with a whole-head(More)
The history of David Wechsler's intelligence scales is reviewed by tracing the origins of the subtests in the 1939 Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale. The subtests originated from tests developed between 1880 and World War I, and was based on approaches to mental testing including anthropometrics, association psychology, the Binet-Simon scales,(More)
Little is known about the characteristics and outcomes of patients diagnosed with postconcussional disorder (PCD) under the provisionally proposed criteria in the DSM-IV and how they differ from patients diagnosed with postconcussional syndrome (PCS) under the International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition clinical (ICD-10) criteria. This study(More)
Previous studies of postconcussional disorder (PCD) have utilized a dimensional approach (i.e., number and/or severity ratings of symptoms) to study postconcussional symptoms. This study used a syndromal approach (modified form of the DSM-IV criteria) for investigating risk factors for developing PCD, 3-months postinjury. The head trauma requirement was(More)