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Postconcussive symptom overreporting in Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury

Sarah M. Jurick, MS, et al.

Invalid cognitive and postconcussive symptom tests create difficulty for healthcare providers to accurately diagnose, triage, and treat Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This study looked at 331 Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans with a history of mTBI and found an embedded postconcussive symptom reporting measure to be related to depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) service connection, and neuropsychological tests of validity. This quick, embedded measure may help clinicians diagnose and triage Veterans with a history of mTBI and comorbid mental health conditions to more appropriate services within the VA, as well as inform treatment and rehabilitation planning.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0094

Volume 53 Number 5, 2016
   Pages 571 — 584


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Jurick SM, Twamley EW, Crocker LD, Hays CC, Orff HJ, Golshan S, Jak AJ. Postconcussive symptom overreporting in Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016;53(5):571–84.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.05.0094
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