Accession Number : ADA523828


Title :   Traumatic Brain Injury Screening: Preliminary Findings in a US Army Brigade Combat Team


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : TERRIO (HEIDI) CARSON CO


Personal Author(s) : Terrio, Heidi ; Brenner, Lisa A ; Ivins, Brian J ; Cho, John M ; Helmick, Katherine ; Schwab, Karen ; Scally, Katherine ; Bretthauer, Rick ; Warden, Deborah


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a523828.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : The objective of this article is to report the proportion of soldiers in a Brigade Combat Team (BCT) with at least 1 clinician-confirmed deployment-acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to describe the nature of sequelae associated with such injuries. Participants: Members of an Army unit (n = 3973) that served in Iraq were screened for history of TBI. Those reporting an injury (n = 1292) were further evaluated regarding sequelae. Of the injuries suffered, 907 were TBIs and 385 were other types of injury. The majority of TBIs sustained were mild.


Descriptors :   *MENTAL DISORDERS , *BRAIN , *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , IRAQ , ARMY PERSONNEL , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , CLINICAL MEDICINE , SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , MEMORY DEVICES , MEDICINE , HISTORY , DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL) , WOUNDS AND INJURIES , ARMY , REHABILITATION , BLAST , TRAUMA , INTERVIEWING , DEPLOYMENT , HEADACHES , REPRINTS , CONGRESS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE