Objective: Patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) usually suffer from the post-concussion symptoms (PCS). PCS could recover by 3 months post-injury, but some patients still persistently complain of those symptoms for years. Accordingly, the Chang-Gung University Brief Intervention for Post-Concussion Symptoms (CGU-BIPCS) was developed to intervene PCS based on the established advantages of health education. This prospective study thus aims to evaluate the effectiveness of CGU-BIPCS for patients with MTBI. Methods: A total of 130 participants, which included 53 healthy participants and 77 patients with MTBI. Patients were further subdivided as two groups: "regular intervention" (RI) and "health education intervention" (EI). PCS of patients with MTBI were respectively evaluated at 2 weeks and 3 months post-injury, and symptoms of healthy participants were also examined.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 131–142