Gender and sex considerations in traumatic brain injury

Katherine Lin, Lindsay Mohney, Rebecca Tapia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


There are multiple factors to consider regarding evaluation and management of a patient with traumatic brain injury (TBI), including gender or sex differences. In this chapter we aim to review available evidence and discuss pertinent areas of TBI care where appreciation of sex-based differences may be clinically relevant, including epidemiology, pathophysiology, and complications. We will also highlight significant gaps in knowledge about gender or sex differences in relation to brain injury. Improved understanding of the role of gender or sex in the TBI population can influence the continuum from risk factors to chronic disease management and bolster the individualized approach to rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConcussion
Subtitle of host publicationAssessment, Management and Rehabilitation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780323653848
ISBN (Print)9780323674836
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Determinants
  • Females
  • Gender
  • Sex
  • TBI
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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