Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
versão impressa ISSN 0080-6234
SOUSA, Regina Marcia Cardoso de e KOIZUMI, Maria Sumie. Traumatic brain injury pacients 1 year after trauma. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 1996, vol.30, n.3, pp.484-500. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62341996000300010.
A prospective longitudinal study of traumatic brain, injury (TBI) patients was conduced to identify the recovery pattern 1 year after trauma. Patients with all levels of injury and age between 12 and 60 years were observed. They were analyzed using the eight-point Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) as well as their return to productivity in that period. The majority of victims (77,2%) made good recovery, that is (GOS = 0 or 1) and complete recovery or GOS 0 was achieved in 38,6% of then. However at the 1 year mark, 22,8% of the victims showed disabilities. Overall , victims had returned to productivity in that period (83,3%) but 19,4% of them have had changes in their productivity and 16,7% didn't return to your job.).
Palavras-chave : Traumatic brain injury; Recovery pattern after trauma; Glasgow Outcome Scale.