Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men

the MPR take:

A study published in the journal CMAJ Open points to a correlation between traumatic brain injury and homelessness. In the study, 111 men from an urban shelter received the Brain Injury Screening Questionnaire; demographic information and detailed brain injury histories were also collected. Forty-five percent of participants had a positive screening for traumatic brain injury, with 73% experiencing their first injury <18 years of age and 87% before the onset of homelessness. A lifetime history of arrest or mental illness and a parental history of substance abuse were significantly associated with a positive screening result. Additional research on traumatic brain injury may shed some light on complex issues related to homelessness, state the authors.

Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men
Brain Injury Common Among Homeless Men
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) happen in a moment: a jarring collision while playing sports, an accidental fall, a sudden bomb blast. But their effects can last for a lifetime. Just how altered isn't clear, but a new study published in the journal CMAJ Open offers some sobering data about a ...

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