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Les répercussions socioprofessionnelles du syndrome post-commotionnel chez les traumatisés crâniens légers

Abstract : Background: 160,000 head injuries occur each year in France, 80% of which are classified as mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). A significant proportion of these patients will have persistent somatic, cognitive and psychological symptoms, known as post-concussive syndrome (PCS). Its socio-professional repercussions and its effect on the quality of life (QOL) of these patients requires more research and insight. This study investigated the impact of PCS on the socio-professional aspect of the lives of affected patients post-MTBI. Method: Qualitative research of 11 semi-structured individual of the patients suffering from PCS after MTBI in the southern region of Reunion Island. Analysis was conducted using grounded theory. Results: The analysis of the raw data highlighted a marked decrease in the QOL and in the socio-professional category for these patients, when compared to pre-MTBI QOL. These consequences created a daily handicap for them. All patients reported loss of selfconfidence in this area. It seemed that this loss of confidence associated with other negative perceptions were the inhibitory driving force against improvement of PCS, allowing it to manifest and persist as a chronic condition. Moreover, a lack of knowledge of the underlying pathology, both by doctors and patients, proved to be a major obstacle for favourable evolution of PCS. Conclusion: The general practitioner has a central role in the prevention and detection of PCS. An early education on the symptoms of PCS, the guarantee of a favorable prognosis and the resumption of previous activities seem to constitute the fundamental elements of effective management.
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Nathalia Ebran. Les répercussions socioprofessionnelles du syndrome post-commotionnel chez les traumatisés crâniens légers. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2019. ⟨dumas-02310276⟩



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