Misconceptions of Traumatic Brain Injury Quiz

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24 Questions - Developed by: Chen Xiong - Developed on: - 7.817 taken

  • 1
    Even after several weeks in a coma, when people wake up, most recognize and speak to others right away.
  • 2
    After a head injury, people can forget who they are and not recognize others but be perfect in every other way.
  • 3
    Sometimes a second blow to the head can help a person remember things that were forgotten after the first blow.
  • 4
    How quickly a person recovers from head injury depends mainly on how hard they work at recovering.
  • 5
    Complete recovery from a severe head injury is not possible, no matter how badly the person wants to recover
  • 6
    People who have had one head injury are more likely to have a second one
  • 7
    After a head injury it is usually harder to learn new things that it is to remember things from before the injury
  • 8
    Whiplash injuries to the neck can cause brain damage even if there is no direct blow to the head
  • 9
    A little brain damage does not matter since people only use a small portion of their brains anyway
  • 10
    A head injury can cause brain damage if even if the person is not knocked out
  • 11
    A person who has recovered from a head injury is less able to withstand a second blow to the head
  • 12
    Emotional problems after head injury are usually not related to brain damage
  • 13
    Most people with brain injury look and act disabled
  • 14
    When people are knocked unconscious, most wake up shortly with no lasting effects
  • 15
    People in a coma are usually not aware of what is happening around them
  • 16
    People with amnesia for events before the injury usually have trouble learning new things too
  • 17
    Once the recovering person feels ‘back to normal’, the recovery process is complete
  • 18
    It is good advice to rest and remain inactive during recovery
  • 19
    A concussion is harmless and never results in long-term problems or brain damage
  • 20
    If a person wanted to, it would be easy to fake brain damage from a head injury
  • 21
    The only sure way to tell if someone has suffered brain damage from a head injury is by an X-ray of the brain
  • 22
    Brain damage from a head injury is less severe if a person is intoxicated at the time of injury than if they were sober at the time of injury
  • 23
    Most people with severe head injuries are eventually able to return to their previous jobs
  • 24
    Most people who get a head injury in a car accident and then sue the other driver are probably doing it for the money and are not hurt all that badly

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