Healthcare Providers’ Self-Reported Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Management Practices: Findings from the 2019 DocStyles Survey
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Healthcare Providers’ Self-Reported Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Management Practices: Findings from the 2019 DocStyles Survey

  • Published Date:

    Jul-Aug 2021

  • Source:
    J Head Trauma Rehabil. 36(4):282-292
  • Language:
    English


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  • Alternative Title:
    J Head Trauma Rehabil
  • Description:
    Objective: To assess adherence to five key recommendations in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) evidence-based guideline on pediatric mild traumatic brain injury, this paper presents results from the 2019 DocStyles survey. Study Design: Cross-sectional, web-based survey of 653 healthcare providers. Results: Most healthcare providers reported adhering to the recommendations regarding use of computerized tomography (CT) imaging and providing education and reassurance to patients and their families. However, less than half reported routinely examining their patients with mTBI using age-appropriate, validated symptom scales, assessing for risk factors for prolonged recovery, and advising patients to return to noncontact, light aerobic activities within 2 to 3 days. Self-reported mTBI diagnosis, prognosis, and management practices varied by specialty. Only 3.8% of healthcare providers answered all seven questions in a way that is most consistent with the five recommendations examined from the CDC Pediatric mTBI Guideline. Conclusion: This study highlights several important information gaps regarding pediatric mTBI diagnosis and management. Further efforts to improve adoption of guideline recommendations may be beneficial to ensure optimal outcomes for children following an mTBI.
  • Pubmed ID:
    33656487
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC8249309
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