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|Title: ||Advancing the Health and Quality of Life of Girls and Women after Traumatic Brain Injury: Workshop Summary and Recommendations|
|Authors: ||Harris, JE|
Women and Girls' Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force
Traumatic Brain Injury
|Issue Date: ||2012|
|Publisher: ||Brain Injury|
|Citation: ||Harris, J. E., Colantonio, A., Bushnik, T., Constantinidou, F., Dawson, D., Goldin-Lauretta, Y., Swayne, B., Warren, H. J. (2012). Advancing the health and quality of life of girls and women after traumatic brain injury: Workshop summary and recommendations. Brain Injury, 26(9), 177-182.|
|Series/Report no.: ||26|
|Abstract: ||Purpose: To disseminate findings from an international workshop regarding priority issues for girls’ and women’s health and quality of life after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Methods: A workshop was held prior to the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to highlight the unique health issues experienced by women after a TBI, to identify research, education, and policy gaps and to develop strategies to promote women’s health. Presentations by researchers and consumers as well as large group discussions formed the basis of the recommendations.
Results: Twenty researchers, clinicians, consumers, and community agency personnel attended from five countries. Significant gaps in service provision in the community were identified as were unique issues for the short- and long-term effects on maturation and aging, reproductive and sexual health, mental health, and life satisfaction. The workshop led to the development of an international task force and recommendations for future directions.
Conclusion: Women and girls experience unique outcomes after a TBI. The workshop identified research, policy, education, and service priorities for the promotion of health and quality of life within this population.|
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