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dc.contributor.authorRoberts, R.en
dc.contributor.authorBunting, J.en
dc.contributor.authorPertini, M.en
dc.identifier.citationBrain Injury, 2017; 31(8):1109-1115en
dc.description.abstractPrimary Objective: To investigate factors that predict discharge recommendations for children and adolescents who present to an Australian paediatric Emergency Department (ED) following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Research Design: Retrospective data base analysis. Methods: The study retrospectively analysed an ED database to test the relationship between injury risk factors (symptoms, Glasgow Coma Scale, prior TBI, mechanism of injury and Computed Tomography scan), non-injury risk factors (sex, age, socio-economic status (SES)) and discharge recommendations of 2807 children and adolescents (0-18 years) who presented to a children's hospital ED over a three year period with mTBI. Results: Univariate analyses indicated a statistically significant association of discharge recommendations with age, SES, mechanism of injury and vomiting. However, multivariate analyses indicated vomiting and mechanism of injury were the only statistically significant risk factor associated with discharge recommendations, when controlling for other risk factors. Conclusions: The current study suggests vomiting and mechanism of injury are the only risk factors predicting discharge recommendations for children and adolescents with mTBI.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityRachel M. Roberts, Jessica Bunting and Mark Pertinien
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rights© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLCen
dc.subjectChild; adolescent; clinical management; mild traumatic brain injury; post-concussion syndromeen
dc.titleFactors that predict discharge recommendations following paediatric mild traumatic brain injuryen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionPsychology publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidRoberts, R. [0000-0002-9547-9995]en
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