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Sustained attention in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury

Robin, Donald A. and Max, Jeffrey E. and Stierwalt, Julie A.G. and Guenzer, Laura C. and Lindgren, Scott D.
Sustained attention in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury. Aphasiology, 13(9-11), 1999, pages 701-708.

Abstract

We studied sustained attention in 64 subjects, 49 of whom had suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 15 who served as orthopedic controls. Subjects were required to respond to the appearance or disappearance of a star on a computer monitor, embedded in 250 stars. Results showed that subjects with TBI had lower accuracy than controls and a significant vigilance decrement. Severe TBI resulted in much greater attentional deficits, than mild injuries.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:CLOSED-HEAD INJURY
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1146
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1998 : 28th : Asheville, NC : June 1998)
Conference Date:June 1998
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:13
Number:9-11
Pages:701-708
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=13&issue=9&spage=701, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870399401812
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