Sex differences in symptom presentation and functional outcomes: a pilot study in a matched sample of veterans with mild TBI.

Sex differences in symptom presentation and functional outcomes: a pilot study in a matched sample of veterans with mild TBI. Brain Inj. 2020 Feb 17;:1-13 Authors: Gray M, Adamson MM, Thompson RC, Kapphahn KI, Han S, Chung JS, Harris OA Abstract Primary Objective: Research focused on mild traumatic brain injury in active military and veteran populations details the psychological, neurological and functional outcomes of mTBI, in a primarily male (~95%) cohort. This may misrepresent female symptoms and outcomes. Here we assess for genuine sex differences in symptom presentation and functional outcomes.Research Design: We used matched pairs to preclude potential sex bias in outcome data.Methods and Procedures: We matched 49 female/male pairs on; 1) mechanism of injury, 2) time from injury to assessment and 3) age at assessment. Statistics were t-tests, chi-square, correlations and post hoc linear regression.Main outcomes and results: Outcome assessment revealed four significant (p
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