Challenges associated with screening for traumatic brain injury among US veterans seeking homeless services

Academic Article


  • We identified the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among homeless veterans and assessed the TBI-4, a screening tool created to identify TBI history. Between May 2010 and October 2011, 800 US veterans from 2 hospitals, one eastern (n = 122) and one western (n = 678) completed some or all measures. Findings suggested that 47% of veterans seeking homeless services had a probable history of TBI (data for prevalence obtained only at the western hospital). However, psychometric results from the screening measure suggested that this may be an underestimate and supported comprehensive assessment of TBI in this population.
  • Authors

    Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Russell LM; Devore MD; Barnes SM; Forster JE; Hostetter TA; Montgomery AE; Casey R; Kane V; Brenner LA
  • Volume

  • 103
  • Issue

  • SUPPL. 2