Head trauma

Head trauma

LASA filenames:
LASA035
LASA602 / LASA702

Contact: Almar Kok

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 / LASAJ035
(main interview, in Dutch);
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602 / LASAJ602
(telephone interview with PROXY, in Dutch);
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702 / LASAJ702
(telephone interview with RESP, in Dutch)

Variable information

in: LASAD035 / LASAE035 / LASAF035 / LASAG035 / LASAH035 / LASAI035 / LASAJ035
(pdf)
in: LASAD602 / LASAE602 / LASAF602 / LASAG602 / LASAH602 / LASAI602 / LASAJ602
(pdf)
in: LASAD702 / LASAE702 / LASAF702 / LASAG702 / LASAH702 / LASAI702 / LASAJ702
(pdf)

Availability of information per wave
¹

 BCDE
2B*
FGH

3B*
MB*IJK*
Head trauma--Ma

Tr
Tp
Ma

Tr
Tp
-Ma

Tr
Tp
Ma

Tr
Tp
Ma

Tr
Tp
--Ma

Tr
Tp
Ma

Tr
Tp

¹ More information about the LASA data collection waves is available here.

* 2B=baseline second cohort;
3B=baseline third cohort;
MB=migrants: baseline first cohort;
K=future wave 2021-2022

Ma=data collected in main interview;
Tr=data collected in telephone interview with respondent;
Tp=data collected in telephone interview with proxy

Previous use in LASA

One LASA study used self-reported unconsciousness after head trauma as a predictor of hypopituitarism (Rabelink et al., 2011).

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.


Date of last update: October 4, 2018