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

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE