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1 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations Robert J. Spencer, PhD; Adam P. McGuire; Heather A. Tree, PhD; Brigid Waldron-Perrine, PhD; Percival H. Pangilinan, MD; Linas A. Bieliauskas, PhD

2 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Aim – Fill gap in literature regarding where veterans receive information on symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Relevance – Veterans’ symptom presentation may be significantly influenced by the information they have received.

3 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Method Surveyed 152 veterans who screened positive for possible TBI within Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system about sources of information they encountered regarding TBI and its sequelae.

4 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Results Most frequently cited sources of TBI information. Sourcen% Friends in Military Internet Medical Professional Not Affiliated with TBI Clinic Military Pamphlet4428.9

5 This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows: Spencer RJ, McGuire AP, Tree HA, Waldron-Perrine B, Pangilinan PH, Bieliauskas LA. Report of traumatic brain injury information sources among OIF/OEF Veterans undergoing polytrauma evaluations. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):1–6. Slideshow Project DOI: /JRRD JSP Conclusion Veterans are exposed to TBI information before being formally evaluated. – This information comes from multiple sources of varying reliability. Future research should evaluate and ultimately improve reliability of this information to positively influence treatment of Veterans.


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