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Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations

Robert J. Spencer, PhD, et al.

Servicemembers returning from battle frequently report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Information regarding potential symptoms of TBI is available from multiple sources. The symptom presentation of Veterans may be significantly influenced by this information. A sample of Veterans suspected of having sustained head trauma were asked about the sources of information they have encountered regarding TBI. “Friends in the military” was the most frequently cited source of information, followed by the Internet, medical professionals, and informational pamphlets. This survey indicates that Veterans are usually exposed to multiple sources of information about TBI prior to a formal medical evaluation.

Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
   Pages 1 — 6


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2012.01.0018
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