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HISTORY OF HEAD INJURY AMONG SUBSTANCE USERS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

HISTORY OF HEAD INJURY AMONG SUBSTANCE USERS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS Traumatic brain injury is associated with a variety of problems in cognitive functioning that may be related to substance use and that may influence recovery. This pilot study of 591 inmates in medium and minimum-security prisons examined self-reports of head injury, mental health problems, and health service utilization in three groups: no head injury, one head injury, and two or more head injuries. The group with multiple head injuries reported significantly more emergency room visits, more hospital admission, and number of hospital stays when compared with those with no head injury. This preliminary analysis reflects a need for additional research on brain injury among substance misusers. [Translations are provided in the International Abstracts Section of this issue.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Substance Use & Misuse Taylor & Francis

HISTORY OF HEAD INJURY AMONG SUBSTANCE USERS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

HISTORY OF HEAD INJURY AMONG SUBSTANCE USERS: PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

Substance Use & Misuse , Volume 36 (6-7): 12 – Jan 1, 2001

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a variety of problems in cognitive functioning that may be related to substance use and that may influence recovery. This pilot study of 591 inmates in medium and minimum-security prisons examined self-reports of head injury, mental health problems, and health service utilization in three groups: no head injury, one head injury, and two or more head injuries. The group with multiple head injuries reported significantly more emergency room visits, more hospital admission, and number of hospital stays when compared with those with no head injury. This preliminary analysis reflects a need for additional research on brain injury among substance misusers. [Translations are provided in the International Abstracts Section of this issue.]

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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
© 2001 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted
ISSN
1532-2491
eISSN
1082-6084
DOI
10.1081/JA-100104089
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Abstract

Traumatic brain injury is associated with a variety of problems in cognitive functioning that may be related to substance use and that may influence recovery. This pilot study of 591 inmates in medium and minimum-security prisons examined self-reports of head injury, mental health problems, and health service utilization in three groups: no head injury, one head injury, and two or more head injuries. The group with multiple head injuries reported significantly more emergency room visits, more hospital admission, and number of hospital stays when compared with those with no head injury. This preliminary analysis reflects a need for additional research on brain injury among substance misusers. [Translations are provided in the International Abstracts Section of this issue.]

Journal

Substance Use & MisuseTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2001

Keywords: Head injury; Service utilization; Incarcerated males; Drug abuse

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