Neurological Disorders

ISSN: 2329-6895

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Herve Monka Lekuya

Department of Surgery, Makerere University, Uganda

  • Research Article   
    Psychosocial Quality of Life after Traumatic Brain Injury among Children in Uganda
    Author(s): Kadondi Merabu*, Kiyemba Henry, Herve Monka Lekuya, John Paul Magala and Joel Kiryabwire

    Background: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of sudden death and disability amongst young people. About 28% of children managed for TBI in Uganda report some degree of physical disability one year post-injury, but little is known about their psychosocial outcomes. We aimed to elucidate the psychosocial outcomes of children with TBI, and associated factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study carried out in the Neurosurgical Unit of Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH), Uganda. The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory version 4.0 parent proxy was administered to parents/guardians of children aged 6 to 17 years who were previously managed for TBI in MNRH more than a year post-injury; their medical records were also retrieved. Linear regression was used to determine factors associated with psychosocial outcomes. .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6895.11.1.535

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