The transition from hospital to home: A longitudinal study of Indigenous traumatic brain injury

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The transition from hospital to home: A longitudinal study of Indigenous traumatic brain injury

Title of Project

The transition from hospital to home: A longitudinal study of Indigenous traumatic brain injury

Advisor/s

India Bohanna

College or Research Centre

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Science

Summary of Project

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians suffer much higher rates of traumatic brain injury (TBI) than the mainstream Australian population yet there have been no studies of outcomes after TBI for these populations. For Aboriginal Australians, this study will document outcomes during the six month transition period from hospital to home following traumatic brain injury, with assessments of health & wellbeing at three time points in the 6 months following injury. This study will provide the first evidence regarding outcomes following traumatic brain injury for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and will provide evidence regarding what supports are needed to successfully transition back into their community following TBI.

Key Words

traumatic brain injury

Would suit an applicant who

Are higher degree by research applicants with a background in allied health, psychology, science or other field relevant to the project.

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