Perspectives of Adolescents and their Parents Regarding Service Needs Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Perspectives of Adolescents and their Parents Regarding Service Needs Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Perspectives of Adolescents and their Parents Regarding Service Needs Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Perspectives of Adolescents and their Parents Regarding Service Needs Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injurys

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Référence bibliographique [1963]

Gagnon, Isabelle, Swaine, Bonnie, Champagne, François et Lefebvre, Hélène. 2008. «Perspectives of Adolescents and their Parents Regarding Service Needs Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury ». Brain Injury, vol. 22, no 2, p. 161 - 173.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«Various guidelines have been developed to implement coherent and uniform management of persons with a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), but those have typically been developed for adults or children and may not address or meet the specific needs of adolescents. The purpose of this study was to explore the specific service needs of adolescents (12-18 years) after a mTBI.» (p. 161)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
15 adolescents and their parents who had received different levels of care from paediatric trauma centres within the previous 12 months

Instruments :
Grille d’entretien semi-directif

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


«Over the past few years in Quebec, Canada, much effort has been put into optimizing the care of persons with TBI, particularly those with mTBI. There has been some recent concern, however, that the service provision for adolescents with a mTBI may be less than optimal, having been developed for either younger children or adults. In this context, an in-depth assessment was conducted of the specific service needs of adolescents with mTBI and of their parents to better understand the current situation.» (p. 162) «All adolescents and parents expressed the need to receive information about the injury, its expected recovery and when to return to activities. Many adolescents reported wanting to be seen rapidly, by professionals who genuinely care about them and who acknowledge that they have specific needs that differ from those of younger children. Parents and, to a lesser degree, adolescents think that enhanced communication between the healthcare and school systems would be beneficial following a mTBI to assist in returning to demanding academic activities.» (p. 161)