Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

Research Article, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 4 Issue: 1

The Relationship between Sleep, Depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study of Ontario Workers with Head Trauma

Meghan Scherer1, Tammy Belben2, Pravheen Thurairajah3, Angela Colantonio4 and Tatyana Mollayeva4*
1Southlake Regional Health Centre, 596 Davis Dr., Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 2P9, Canada
2University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7, Canada
3ABI Research Lab, 160-500 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7, Canada
4Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University of Toronto, 160-500 University Ave., Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7, Canada
Corresponding author : Tatyana Mollayeva
MD, (PhD candidate), Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Avenue, Rm 11207, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2, Canada
Tel: 416-597-3422 ext 7848; Fax: 416-946-8570
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 23, 2014 Accepted: January 03, 2015 Published: January 07, 2015
Citation: Scherer M, Belben T, Thurairajah P, Colantonio A, Mollayeva T (2015) The Relationship between Sleep, Depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study of Ontario Workers with Head Trauma. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 4:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000151

Abstract

The Relationship between Sleep, Depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury: A Study of Ontario Workers with Head Trauma

While current literature reports associations between psychiatric illnesses and sleep dysfunction, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sleep dysfunction, and TBI and psychiatric illnesses, the relationship between all three variables has not been examined. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the relationship between brain injury, sleep complaints, and other clinical variables in individuals presenting with work-related head injury. A medical record review of a consecutive sample of 106 head injured workers was performed. Abstracted data included that related to occupation, cause of head injury, diagnoses of TBI and sleep disorders, self-reported sleep complaints, mental health diagnoses, and demographic characteristics.

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