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Effects of diffuse axonal injury on speed of information processing following severe traumatic brain injury

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Felmingham, KL and Baguley, IJ and Green, AM, Effects of diffuse axonal injury on speed of information processing following severe traumatic brain injury, Neuropsychology, 18, (3) pp. 564-571. ISSN 0894-4105 (2004) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1037/0894-4105.18.3.564

Abstract

To test the hypothesis that slowed information processing in traumatic brain injury is related to diffuse axonal injury (DAI), the authors compared 10 patients with predominant DAI (diffuse group) and minimal DAI (mixed injury group) on the Symbol Digit Modalities Test, simple and choice reaction time, Trail Making Tests A and B, and the Stroop Neuropsychological Screening Test. The diffuse group was slower than the mixed injury and control groups on basic speed of processing tasks. This difference was not apparent on complex speeded tasks once basic speed of processing was controlled for. The diffuse group’s slower speed of processing was not accounted for by differences in injury severity, age, or time postinjury. The diffuse group showed greater recovery over time.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Felmingham, KL (Professor Kim Felmingham)
ID Code:72330
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:100
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-08-25
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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