Sustained attention in children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury

Donald A. Robin, Jeffery E. Max, Julie A.G. Stierwalt, Laura C. Guenzer, Scott D. Lindgren

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We studied sustained attention in 64 subjects, 49 of whom had suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and 15 who served as orthopedic controls. Subjects were required to respond to the appearance or disappearance of a star on a computer monitor, embedded in 250 stars. Results showed that subjects with TBI had lower accuracy than controls and a significant vigilance decrement. Severe TBI resulted in much greater attentional deficits, than mild injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-708
Number of pages8
Issue number9-11
StatePublished - Sep 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • LPN and LVN


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