- •Description of the demographic and injury characteristics of mild to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation New Dawn (OND) conflicts as well as other non–combat-related situations.
- •Most of the mild TBIs occurred in combat locations, while most of the severe TBIs occurred in the United States.
- •Blast-related TBIs were predominant in the OEF/OIF/OND cohort.
- •The Clinical Tracking Form study has served as a significant resource of data to understand the long-term effect and outcomes of TBI in the military population.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CTF (Clinical Tracking Form), DVBIC (Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center), OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom), OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom), OND (Operation New Dawn), TBI (traumatic brain injury)
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This material is based on work supported in part by the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. The parent study, Prospective Traumatic Injury Tracking Form Protocol, is funded by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this article are those of the authors and should not be construed as an official Department of Defense position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation.