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Subjective cognitive complaints and neuropsychological test performance following military-related traumatic brain injury

Louis M. French, PsyD, et al.

For most patients who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly mild TBI, treatment focuses on resolving self-reported symptoms. While many symptoms are often psychological (for example, depression), self-reported cognitive problems are common (for example, poor memory). Given the importance of self-reported symptoms for treatment and compensation after TBI, we examined the accuracy of patient self-report in determining the presence and severity of cognitive problems. We found that while self-reported cognitive problems were not consistently associated with cognitive performance as measured with tests, these problems were often associated with psychological distress. This mismatch might be the result of the patient having less insight or expecting to have problems after a TBI. These findings highlight the strong value of educational interventions about TBI outcome in this population.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.10.0226

Volume 51 Number 6, 2014
   Pages 933 — 950


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
French LM, Lange RT, Brickell TA. Subjective cognitive complaints and neuropsychological test performance following military-related traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(6):933–50.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.10.0226

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