Parent-reported health-related quality of life in children with traumatic brain injury: a prospective study

Brown, Erin A., Kenardy, Justin, Chandler, Bronwyn, Anderson, Vicki, McKinlay, Lynne and Le Brocque, Robyne (2016) Parent-reported health-related quality of life in children with traumatic brain injury: a prospective study. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41 2: 244-255. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsv090


Author Brown, Erin A.
Kenardy, Justin
Chandler, Bronwyn
Anderson, Vicki
McKinlay, Lynne
Le Brocque, Robyne
Title Parent-reported health-related quality of life in children with traumatic brain injury: a prospective study
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0146-8693
1465-735X
Publication date 2016-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv090
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 41
Issue 2
Start page 244
End page 255
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To identify which specific aspects of health-related quality of life (HRQL) are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) injury severity (Severity), time since injury (Time), and the interaction between Severity and Time, in a pediatric sample. It was hypothesized that Severity would decrease HRQL, Time would increase HRQL, and time to recover would be protracted for children with severe TBI.

Methods: This study followed a pediatric sample (n = 182, aged 6-14 years, recruited through three Australian hospitals) who sustained a mild or moderate-severe TBI across 3, 6, 12, and 18 months post-TBI. 12 specific HRQL outcomes were assessed via the Child Health Questionnaire-Parent Form 50 questionnaire.

Results: Dimensions of HRQL were differentially affected. Children with moderate-severe TBI generally experienced greater initial dysfunction than children with mild TBI; however, this difference disappeared by 18 months post-TBI.

Conclusions: Specific time points where HRQL outcomes may remediate are identified, and clinical recommendations regarding intervention strategies are discussed.
Keyword Accidents and injuries
Adolescents
Assessment
Children
Quality of life
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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