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Correlation of Daily Living Activities with Location and Severity of Traumatic Brain Injury
Pages: 434-436
Year: Issue:  6
Journal: Journal of Forensic Medicine

Keyword:  forensic psychiatrytraum atic brain injuryaccidentstrafficB arthel scale;
Abstract: Objective T o study the correlation of daily living activities with location and severity of trau-m atic brain injury (TBI) and to provide a theoretical basis for im proving the accuracy of expert opinion. Methods Five hundred and one cases of patients with TBI were selected. D etailed records included fol-lowing: pre-injury situation, location and severity of injury, treatm ent and education. D aily living activi-ties scale (B arthel index) was applied to test the subjects’daily living activities. T he relevance am ong location and severity of TBI and B arthel index was statistically analyzed. Results In m ild TBI group, there wasnosignificantdifferenceinBarthelindex among each location (P>0.05).Inmoderate TBIgroup, there were significant differences in B arthel index between subarachnoid hem orrhage and cerebral lobe injury, also between parietal, occipital lobes injury and frontal lobe injury, parietal, occipital lobes injury and temporallobe(P<0.05),respectively,whereasnosignificantdifference in Barthelindexbetween frontal lobe injury and tem poral lobe injury (P>0.05).In severe TBI,there were significant differences in Barthel index between every two different locations (P<0.05). Conclusion T here is som e correlation between the location of TBI and B arthel index, which provides an im portant reference value for analyzing and deter-m ining daily living activities after TBI.
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