J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Jul 26. Epub 2021 Jul 26.
Neurosciences Program, Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Dr Brooks); Departments of Paediatrics (Dr Brooks), Clinical Neurosciences (Dr Brooks), and Psychology (Dr Brooks), Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (Dr Brooks and Mr Virani), Hotchkiss Brain Institute (Dr Brooks), Faculty of Nursing (Ms Kumari), and Faculty of Kinesiology (Mr Virani), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Objective: A significant minority of adolescents will have persistent postconcussion symptoms after an injury, potentially having a negative impact on family functioning. However, the reasons for a family's negative impact are not clearly understood. The objective of this study was to determine whether preinjury/demographic factors, injury characteristics, and/or worse postinjury symptoms are associated with higher levels of family stress in youth with refractory postconcussion symptoms. Read More