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Characterizing effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder on balance impairments in blast-exposed servicemembers and Veterans using computerized posturography

Joanna R. Wares, PhD, et al.

One-hundred and sixty-six servicemembers and Veterans with combat exposure in the Gulf wars were assessed for balance using computerized posturography. Balance was deficient in unique patterns for participants having mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when compared with those with neither diagnosis, and these deficits were amplified for participants diagnosed with both conditions. Computerized balance assessment offers an objective technique for examining the physiologic effects of and provide differentiation between participants with combat-associated mTBI and PTSD.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0197

Volume 52 Number 5, 2015
   Pages 591 — 604


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Wares JR, Hoke KW, Walker W, Manning Franke L, Cifu DX, Carne W, Ford-Smith C. Characterizing effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder on balance impairments in blast-exposed servicemem
bers and Veterans using computerized posturography. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(5):591–604.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2014.08.0197
ResearcherID: Laura Manning Franke, PhD: F-2670-2012
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