Recovering from brain trauma

An EMF-funded study to help people recover from mild traumatic brain injuries has begun recruiting patients.

Traumatic brain injury is the number one cause of death in young adults and more than 50 million people worldwide experience a traumatic brain injury each year.

In mild traumatic brain injury, an estimated 15 to 40 per cent of patients develop post-concussion syndrome (PCS) in the weeks after the injury.

Emergency medicine clinicians, led by Dr Shane Martin at Ipswich Hospital, are looking at looking at using a Cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy (CBT)-based early intervention to help patients at high-risk of developing PCS.

The study is running across three Queensland hospitals, including Gatton Hospital. EMF’s Research Support Network recently met with the Gatton Hospital collaborators to discuss the project.

Pictured below are EMF’s Research Development Manager for Ipswich, Sharleen Young, with Debbie O’Brien (DON of Gatton Hospital), EMF’s Tegwen Howell & Janine Webster (NUM of Gatton Hospital).  

Thanks to Queensland Health for funding EMF’s Queensland Research Program.


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