Prediction of outcome following mild traumatic brain injury: From care to recovery

Myrthe Elisabeth de Koning

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    Abstract

    Millions of people sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) each year. Most patients recover quickly without, however a subgroup continues to experience complaints interfering with for instance work resumption. In this dissertation we studied factors influencing general outcome and specifically return to work following mTBI. By investigating posttraumatic complaints, psychological distress and aftercare, and accounting for pre-injury adaptive capacities and occupational factors we contributed to the current body of work on the specifics of recovery after mTBI. Our findings indicate that adaptive disorders could and should be signaled early after injury,
    to ensure proper aftercare for the broad spectrum of mTBI patients that the heterogenic disorder entails.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Groningen
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • van der Naalt, Joukje, Supervisor
    • Spikman, Joke, Supervisor
    Award date11-Oct-2017
    Place of Publication[Groningen]
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-94-034-0075-4
    Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-0074-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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