Outcomes after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Soldiers Returning from OEF, OIF: Evidence Including the Army Warrior Strong Study
March 16, 2017; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)
Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), is common in returning service members. However, there is limited definitive evidence on concussion outcomes.
The presenter will discuss the results of the Warrior Strong study, a large longitudinal study on a non-clinical population of recently deployed soldiers. A substantial number of service members in the study experienced post-concussion symptoms. The study highlights the prevalence of undetected mild TBI in the military and the chronic effects service members experience. The presenter will also discuss the implications of the study results on targeted treatment of post-concussive symptoms.
After the webinar, participants will know how to:
- Articulate the prevalence of post-concussive symptoms in the military population
- Consider how the prevalence of under-diagnosed concussion in the military, with resulting chronic symptoms, may impact screening and assessment in primary care
- Identify the most commonly reported symptoms following a mild TBI to target for intervention
- Karen A. Schwab, Ph.D.
- Senior Researcher Contract support to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Silver Spring, Maryland
- Donald W. Marion, M.D., MSc
- Senior Clinical Consultant Contract support to DVBIC Silver Spring, Maryland
Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) March 16, 2017, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit. The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.