Deployment Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Incidence, Natural History, and Predictors of Recovery in Soldiers Returning from OIF/OEF

Research Type: 
Current DVBIC Studies

Goal: To determine how deployment-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) affects the health, productivity, and quality of life among soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Assist health care providers by identifying soldiers with persistent symptoms and problems resulting from mTBI and providing continued assessments and follow-ups that can facilitate efficient and effective treatment interventions. Determine how posttraumatic stress disorder and other associated injuries affect recovery from mTBI. Contribute to the development of mTBI identification and treatment algorithms that will benefit future military and civilian populations.

Principal Investigator: 
Karen Schwab, Ph.D.
DVBIC Lead Site: 
Point of Contact: 
Fort Bragg
Fort Carson
Start Date: 
2011
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