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Suicidal ideation after mild traumatic brain injury: a consecutive canadian sample


Bethune, A; da Costa, L; van Niftrik, C H B; Feinstein, A (2017). Suicidal ideation after mild traumatic brain injury: a consecutive canadian sample. Archives of Suicide Research, 21(3):392-402.

Abstract

This study aims to elucidate psychosocial and injury features contributing to SI following concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the time course for its development. Between 1998 and 2012, a sample of 871 patients referred to a follow-up clinic after concussion treatment in an urban tertiary care ED were consecutively offered enrollment at 3 months post injury. Data from psychiatric and social-demographic assessments were consecutively collected at 2 visits (3 and 6 months after injury) respectively. Chi-square and t-tests were performed to identify associations between variables related with SI. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors independently associated. During the enrolment period, 2,296 patients with mTBI presented to the ED. 871 adults completed psychiatric and social demographic clinic assessments at 3 months, and 500 returned at 6 months. Suicidal ideation was expressed by 6.3% at 3 months and 8.2% at 6 months. Regression models showed SI independently associated with: speaking English as a second language (ESL) and injury mechanism (MVC passenger) at 3 and 6 months; and history of depression and marital status at 3 months only. SI is common 3 months after mTBI, and appears more at 6 month follow up. These findings suggest earlier screening for predisposing factors and closer monitoring of those at risk for suicidality.

Abstract

This study aims to elucidate psychosocial and injury features contributing to SI following concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and the time course for its development. Between 1998 and 2012, a sample of 871 patients referred to a follow-up clinic after concussion treatment in an urban tertiary care ED were consecutively offered enrollment at 3 months post injury. Data from psychiatric and social-demographic assessments were consecutively collected at 2 visits (3 and 6 months after injury) respectively. Chi-square and t-tests were performed to identify associations between variables related with SI. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors independently associated. During the enrolment period, 2,296 patients with mTBI presented to the ED. 871 adults completed psychiatric and social demographic clinic assessments at 3 months, and 500 returned at 6 months. Suicidal ideation was expressed by 6.3% at 3 months and 8.2% at 6 months. Regression models showed SI independently associated with: speaking English as a second language (ESL) and injury mechanism (MVC passenger) at 3 and 6 months; and history of depression and marital status at 3 months only. SI is common 3 months after mTBI, and appears more at 6 month follow up. These findings suggest earlier screening for predisposing factors and closer monitoring of those at risk for suicidality.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurosurgery
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:concussion; mild traumatic brain injury; suicidal ideation; suicidality
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:06 Feb 2017 11:46
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 07:38
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1381-1118
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2016.1199990
PubMed ID:27310250

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