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Screening for TBI in Military Personnel
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Screening for Mild/minor TBI
Classification
Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Mild TBI
Short Description of Instrument
The Screening for TBI in Military Personnel, (Schwab et al., 2006, 2007) found on the IMPACT website Impact Website consists of four questions that are designed to evaluate service members for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI).
Scoring
Question 1: a checked response to any items verifies injury.
Question 2: a checked response to this inquiry meets criteria for a positive (+) screen and indicates further investigation. A positive response to having had a concussion or head injury should be further evaluated in a clinical interview.
Question 3: Endorsement of any item verifies current symptoms which may be related to an MTBI if the screening and interview process determines a MTBI has occurred.
Question 4: Follow up to Question 3 to determine if symptoms endorsed in Question 3 have occurred within the past week.
References
CDC, & NIH. (2003). Report to Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Understanding the Public Health Problem among Current and Former Military Personnel Atlanata, GA.
Department of Defense Instruction 6490.03 “Deployment Health,”  August 11, 2006.
Hoge, C. W., McGurk, D., Thomas, J. L., Cox, A. L., Engel, C. C.,& Castro, C. A. (2008). Mild traumatic brain injury in U.S. Soldiers returning from Iraq. N Engl J Med, 358(5), 453–463.
Schell, T. L.,& Marshall, G. N. (2008). Survey of Individuals Previously Deployed for OEF/OIF. In T. Tanielian & L. H. Jaycox (Eds.), Invisible Wounds of War Psychological and Cognitive Injuries, Their Consequences, and Services to Assist Recovery (pp. 87– 115). Santa Monica, CA: Rand Corporation.
Schwab, K. A., Ivins, B., Cramer, G., Johnson, W., Sluss-Tiller, M., Kiley, K., . . . Warden, D. (2007). Screening for traumatic brain injury in troops returning from deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq: initial investigation of the usefulness of a short screening tool for traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 22(6), 377–389.
Vasterling, J. J., Proctor, S. P., Amoroso, P., Kane, R., Heeren, T.,& White, R. F. (2006). Neuropsychological outcomes of army personnel following deployment to the Iraq war. Jama, 296(5), 519–529.
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