Intelligence & cognition

Head trauma


LASA035
LASA602 / LASA702

Contact: Hannie Comijs

Background
When explaining cognitive impairment or decline it is important to take into account whether persons have had a head trauma during their life. In LASA we asked from 1998/1999 on until the present if they ever had a head trauma, how many head trauma’s they had, and in what year they had the last head trauma.

Head trauma is defined as a fall on the head with subsequent loss of consciousness for at least a short period of time. In 1998/1999 about 14% of the persons reported at least one head trauma during their life, and about 2% reported 2 or more head traumas.

Questionnaires
in: LASAD035 / LASAE035 / LASAF035 / LASAG035 / LASAH035 / LASAI035
(main interview, in Dutch);
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602
(telephone interview with PROXY, in Dutch);
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702
(telephone interview with RESP, in Dutch)

Variable information
in: LASAD035 / LASAE035 / LASAF035 / LASAG035 / LASAH035 / LASAI035
(pdf)
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602
(pdf)
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702
(pdf)

Availability of information per wave1:

 

B

C

D

E

 
2B*

F

G

H



3B*

MB*

I*

Head trauma

- -

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

 -

-

Ma

Tel_resp
Tel_prox

1 More information is available on:   
http://www.lasa-vu.nl/data/lasa/sampleLASAdatacollection.html

* 2B=baseline second cohort;
   3B=baseline third cohort;
   MB=migrants: baseline first cohort (Under Construction);
   I=Under Construction

Ma=data collected in main interview;
Tel_resp=data collected in telephone interview with respondent;
Tel_prox=data collected in telephone interview with proxy

More information
For more information see the documentation of chronic diseases as described in the physical domain.

Reference

  1. Rabelink, N.M., Peeters, G.M.E.E., van Schoor , N.M., Drent, M.L., Lips, P.T.A. (2011). Self-reported loss of consciousness after head trauma does not predispose to hypopituitarism in an older population. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26, 1, 90-97.