Traumatic brain injury: effects of alcohol on cognitive recovery and neurobehavioral outcome

dc.creatorTate, Phillip S
dc.date.available2011-02-18T19:54:09Z
dc.date.issued1998-08
dc.degree.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.abstractAlcohol intoxication often plays an etiologic role in the occurrence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Few studies have examined whether pre-injury alcohol usage exacerbates cognitive impairment and neurobehavioral problems that commonly occur secondary to TBI. Research was conducted to examine the influence of blood alcohol level (BAL) at time of TBI on cognitive recovery and neurobehavioral adjustment. Results indicated that BAL was predictive of poorer performance on tests of delayed verbal memory and visuospatial functioning and demonstrated predictive trends on tests of immediate verbal memory and perseveration during the post-acute stage of recovery. During late stage recovery, BAL was negatively associated with changes in immediate verbal memory and to a neurobehavioral measure of energy, mood, and activity level.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/12316en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTexas Tech Universityen_US
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.
dc.subjectAlcohol -- Physiological effecten_US
dc.subjectCognition disordersen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol -- Toxicologyen_US
dc.subjectAlcoholismen_US
dc.subjectBrain -- Abnormalitiesen_US
dc.titleTraumatic brain injury: effects of alcohol on cognitive recovery and neurobehavioral outcome
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.namePh.D.

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