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Validation of ‘reported concussion' within a national health survey

TitleValidation of ‘reported concussion' within a national health survey
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsGordon, K. E., and Kuhle S.
JournalBrain Injury
Volume32
Pages41 - 48
Keywordsbrain concussion, brain injury, population-based, validity
Abstract

Setting: The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) is a national cross-sectional health survey, which has collected information on injuries serious enough to limit normal activity. Objective: To assess the construct and discriminant validity of reporting ‘concussion or other brain injury' in the CCHS as the respondents' most serious injury. Methods: Construct validity was assessed by describing the injury profile. Discriminant validity was assessed by examining differences between those reporting concussion or other brain injury, and either: respondents not reporting brain injury (population control); or respondents reporting orthopaedic injuries (orthopaedic control). Results: In total, 1,852 of the 682,455 eligible CCHS respondents (=>12 years) reported a concussion or other brain injury within the prior year, a population annual incidence of 0.29%. Those reporting concussion or other brain injury were younger and male (p

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699052.2017.1403046
DOI10.1080/02699052.2017.1403046
Document URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699052.2017.1403046