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

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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. © 2010 Heskestad et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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Heskestad, B., Waterloo, K., Baardsen, R., Helseth, E., Romner, B., & Ingebrigtsen, T. (2010). No impact of early intervention on late outcome after minimal, mild and moderate head injury. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-7241-18-10

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