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Title: Mental and physical health comorbidities in traumatic brain injury: A comparison with non-TBI controls.
Epworth Authors: Ayton, Amber
Spitz, Gershon
Hicks, Amelia J
Ponsford, Jennie
Keywords: Traumatic Brain Injury
Health Realted Quality of Life
Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre
Rehabilitation Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute
Issue Date: Oct-2023
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2023
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: Ageing with a moderate-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be associated with a higher prevalence of health-related comorbidities. Comorbidity burden may exacerbate unfavorable TBI outcomes. Current studies have been unable to examine these assumptions. Conclusions: Individuals with TBI experienced a higher prevalence of mental, but not physical or cardiovascular, health comorbidities in the decades following injury. Comorbidity latent classes were similar between TBI and control cohorts, suggesting that individuals with TBI require clinical care that addresses multimorbidity, like the general population. Despite having similar rates of physical and cardiovascular conditions, there is a greater need for long-term emotional and health-related quality of life support in individuals coping with physical or mental health comorbidities following TBI.
Type: Conference Poster
Affiliated Organisations: Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health,School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case Control Studies
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