Information processing following mild head injury

Judith R. O'Jile, Laurie M. Ryan, Brian Betz, Judith Parks-Levy, Robin C. Hilsabeck, Jamie L. Rhudy, Wm Drew Gouvier

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Abstract

Research has shown that individuals who have sustained mild head injury demonstrate a slowed speed of processing that is exacerbated by fatigue/stress. We administered the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (PASAT) at the beginning and at the end of a 4-h experimental protocol to determine whether fatigue or a stressor would result in poorer scores for individuals who had previously sustained mild head injury. A significant improvement was found between the first and second administration for both head-injured and control subjects, but difference scores revealed a significant between-groups difference for the first of the four trials, with the head-injured participants performing worse than controls. Apparently, head-injured participants were slower to develop, as well as slower to regain, a means of efficiently processing rapidly presented information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2006

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Keywords

  • Brain
  • MTBI
  • PASAT

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O'Jile, J. R., Ryan, L. M., Betz, B., Parks-Levy, J., Hilsabeck, R. C., Rhudy, J. L., & Gouvier, W. D. (2006). Information processing following mild head injury. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21(4), 293-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acn.2006.03.003