Women and Traumatic Brain Injury: Advancing the agenda for health

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Type de subvention: Subventions pour réunions, planification et dissémination : santé tenant compte du genre et du sexe
  • Année: 2010/11
  • Financement total: $14,502
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability globally and, thus, is of major public health importance. TBI is more common than breast cancer, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDS, and multiple sclerosis combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2% of the U.S. population lives with the effects of a TBI, of which about one third are women. Despite the large population affected, the health-related consequences of TBI unique to women have not been adequately studied. By not distinguishing the unique health needs of women, including biological, psychological, and social, the predominantly male focused research leaves many women with TBI without the necessary supports and services. As a method to promote better health and health service delivery for women with traumatic brain injury a one day workshop is proposed. The main purpose of this workshop is to develop national and international partnerships among clinicians, researchers, agencies, and consumer advocacy groups for the advancement of women's health after TBI. From this workshop we plan to form an alliance to support the development of screening, treatment, and long term service delivery.

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