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McCauley SR, Wilde EA, Anderson VA, Bedell G, Beers SR, Campbell TF, Chapman SB, Ewing-Cobbs L, Gerring J, Gioia GA, Levin H, Michaud L, Prasad MR, Swaine B, Turkstra LA, Wade SL, Yeates KO. J. Neurotrauma 2012; 29(4): 678-705.


Baylor College of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1709 Dryden Rd., Ste. 725, Houston, Texas, United States, 77030, 713-798-7479, 713-798-6898;


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This paper addresses the need for age-relevant outcome measures for TBI research and summarizes the recommendations by the inter-agency Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Outcomes Workgroup. The Pediatric Workgroup's recommendations address primary clinical research objectives including characterizing course of recovery from TBI, prediction of later outcome, measurement of treatment effects, and comparison of outcomes across studies. Consistent with other Common Data Elements (CDE) Workgroups, the Pediatric TBI Outcomes Workgroup adopted the standard three-tier system in its selection of measures. In the first tier, Core measures included valid, robust, and widely-applicable outcome measures with proven utility in pediatric TBI from each identified domain including academics, adaptive and daily living skills, family and environment, global outcome, health-related quality of life, infant and toddler measures, language and communication, neuropsychological impairment, physical functioning, psychiatric and psychological functioning, recovery of consciousness, social role participation and social competence, social cognition, and TBI-related symptoms. In the second tier, Supplemental measures were recommended for consideration in TBI research focusing on specific topics or populations. In the third tier, Emerging measures included important instruments currently under development, in the process of validation, or nearing the point of published findings that have significant potential to be superior to measures in the Core and Supplemental lists and may eventually replace them as evidence for their utility emerges.

Language: en


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