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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32987

Title: Advancing the Health and Quality of Life of Girls and Women after Traumatic Brain Injury: Workshop Summary and Recommendations
Authors: Harris, JE
Colantonio, A
Bushnik, T
Constantinidou, F
Dawson, D
Goldin-Lauretta, Y
Swaine, B
Warren, J
Women and Girls' Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force
Keywords: TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
Women
Community Interventions
Health Outcomes
Brain Injury
Rehabiliation Medicine
Gender
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
9
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32987
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