The epidemiology of head trauma in seniors

Project number: 
07-005
Approval date: 
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Principal Investigator: 
Voaklander,Donald
Institution: 
University of Alberta (U of A)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
Home and Community Care (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

This study is a cross-section design with a cumulative cohort that will examine mortality, morbidity and etiology of head trauma between the years 1991/1992 and 2001/2002.

Project Objectives:

1. To quantify and describe the incidence and mortality from traumatic head injury in British Columbia and to determine if rates have changed over time.
2. To examine health related risk factors for traumatic head injury.
3. To examine the health outcomes for seniors with traumatic head injury.

Publications: 

Academic thesis or dissertation

  • Montbriand J. ( 2013) Brain injury in seniors in British Columbia: It’s relationship to depression and chronic pain (PhD Thesis)  University of Northern British Columbia

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