Health-related quality of life during the first year after traumatic brain injury.

@article{McCarthy2006HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life during the first year after traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Melissa Lee McCarthy and Ellen J. Mackenzie and Dennis R. Durbin and Mary E Aitken and Kenneth M. Jaffe and Charles N. Paidas and Beth S Slomine and Andrea M Dorsch and James R. Christensen and R P Ding},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={160 3},
  pages={252-60}
}
OBJECTIVES To document health-related quality of life (HRQOL) of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to examine the relationship between TBI severity and HRQOL during the first year after injury. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Four pediatric level I trauma centers. PATIENTS Children with TBI (n = 330). MAIN EXPOSURE Traumatic brain injury. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES A primary caregiver completed telephone interviews at baseline, 3 months, and 12 months to measure the… CONTINUE READING