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Multisensory impairment reported by veterans with and without mild traumatic brain injury history

Terri K. Pogoda, PhD, et al.

Figure 2. Distribution (%) of patient-reported sensory impairment.

We examined the coexistence of hearing, vision, and balance/coordination/dizziness symptoms reported by Operations Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom veterans who completed an evaluation for traumatic brain injury (TBI). This multisensory impairment was more common among veterans with a number of characteristics, including those with a history of mild TBI, posttraumatic stress disorder, and both blast and nonblast injuries during deployment. Veterans who report these symptoms would likely benefit from referrals to a team of providers so that symptoms can be properly identified. This will help providers develop a treatment plan to help veterans readjust to civilian life.

Volume 49 Number 7, 2012
   Pages 971 — 984


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Pogoda TK, Hendricks AM, Iverson KM, Stolzmann KL, Krengel MH, Baker E, Meterko M, Lew HL. Multisensory impairment reported by veterans with and without mild traumatic brain injury history.
J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(7):971-84.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.06.0099

ResearcherID: Terri K. Pogoda, PhD: F-6243-2012

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