The natural history of drinking and alcohol-related problems after traumatic brain injury.

@article{Bombardier2003TheNH,
  title={The natural history of drinking and alcohol-related problems after traumatic brain injury.},
  author={C H Bombardier and Nancy R. Temkin and Joan E Machamer and Sureyya S. Dikmen},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={185-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe changes in drinking from before traumatic brain injury (TBI) to 1 year after TBI. DESIGN Inception cohort with 1-year follow-up. SETTING Level I trauma center. PARTICIPANTS Adults (N=197) hospitalized with a broad range of head injury severity. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems. RESULTS Drinking and alcohol-related problems decreased substantially from preinjury to 1 year after TBI. However… CONTINUE READING

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