From "miserable minority' to the "fortunate few': The other end of the mild traumatic brain injury spectrum

M. E. De Koning, M. E. Scheenen, H. J. Van Der Horn, J. M. Spikman, J. Van Der Naalt*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Objectives: This study, as part of the UPFRONT-study, aimed to study the patients that report zero complaints early after injury, a group that we named the fortunate few'. We focused on their demographic, clinical and premorbid characteristics, and examined whether they would remain asymptomatic. Moreover, we investigated the influence of anxiety and depression (HADS), and determined outcome (GOS-E) and quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF) 1 year after injury.Methods: Patients with MTBI (Glasgow Coma Scale score 13-15), without complaints 2weeks after injury were included. Follow-up took place at 3, 6 and 12months after injury.Results: Of the entire UPFRONT-cohort (n=1151), 10% (n=119) reported zero complaints 2weeks after injury. More than half of these patients (57%) developed complaints at a later stage (M=2, p

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)540-543
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftBrain Injury
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusPublished - 2018

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