No impact of early intervention on late outcome after minimal, mild and moderate head injury

Ben Heskestad, Knut Waterloo, Roald Baardsen, Eirik Helseth, Bertil Romner, Tor Ingebrigtsen*

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Abstract

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of an educational intervention on outcome after minimal, mild and moderate head injury.Methods: Three hundred and twenty six patients underwent stratified randomization to an intervention group (n = 163) or a control group (n = 163). Every second patient was allocated to the intervention group. Participants in this group were offered a cognitive oriented consultation two weeks after the injury, while subjects allocated to the control group were not. Both groups were invited to follow up 3 and 12 months after injury.Results: A total of 50 (15%) patients completed the study (intervention group n = 22 (13%), control group n = 28 (17%), not significant). There were no statistically significant differences between the intervention group and the control group.Conclusions: There was no effect on outcomes from an early educational intervention two weeks after head injury.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2010
Externally publishedYes

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