Measuring the Neuropsychological Impact of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Francesca Buhagiar

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This thesis investigated the neuropsychological impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). It examined mTBI using multimodal methodology to reveal novel insights into the pathophysiology associated with mTBI e.g., functional changes in brain network connectivity. Investigating relationships between pathophysiology and symptoms, indicated that symptom profiles alone are not sufficient to determine neural disruptions; and measuring brain function is important for understanding the full picture following mTBI. It also indicated the optimal use of a post-concussion symptom measurement scale and provided a review of the evidence for neuromodulation to treat mTBI, indicating that evidence suggests it is likely to be effective.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Pestell, Carmela, Supervisor
  • Fitzgerald, Melinda, Supervisor
  • Bell, Jason, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date21 Jun 2023
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023


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