Severe pediatric head injury has negative consequences for children of all ages. Even mild and moderate head injury results in residual impairment for school-age children and adolescents. Data are needed on the effects of these less severe insults, especially for preschoolers. Although research on the impact of the child's head injury on the parent-child relationship and family functioning is limited, the experience is likely to be very stressful for the parent and the family. Indeed, family integrity may be at risk. Research is needed that examines the effects of a child's head injury for the parent and the family over time and identifies factors related to these outcomes.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care