The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and TBI

Research Update: The Role of Race, Ethnicity, and TBI

A brief summary of current research.

Race/ethnicity differences in satisfaction with life among persons with traumatic brain injury

NeuroRehabilitation (2009), Vol. 24, No. 1, pp 5-14.

This study found that African-Americans rate themselves as being less satisfied with life than Caucasians and Asians one year after TBI. This finding was not related to pre-injury marital or work status, the cause or the extent of the injury, or a person’s ability to function. The authors suggest that more research is necessary to better understand the reasons for poorer life satisfaction so that interventions can target a better quality of life for all people with TBI.

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Posted on BrainLine April 23, 2009.