Behavioral Sequelae of Closed Head Injury: A Quantitative Study Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lymphatic Vessels
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • We determined the profile of behavioral disturbance in relation to closed head injury of graded severity. Patients with severe injuries, as defined by duration of coma and the presence of neurological deficit, were differentiated from a group of mildly injured patients by behavioral ratings that reflected cognitive disorganization, emotional withdrawal, and motor retardation. Neurologic measurements of injury related to the severity of behavioral disturbance included hemiparesis, aphasia, and abnormalities on computerized axial tomography. Agitation during the acute phase of injury was also predictive of residual behavioral disturbance. Hemispheric lateralization of the site of greatest injury had no discernible effect on behavioral sequelae.

publication date

  • January 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archneur.1978.00500350024005

PubMed ID

  • 31155

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 720

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 35

number

  • 11