Long-term impact of initial and recurrent TBI in the New Zealand community (BIONIC4You)


In the BIONIC study we revealed that rates of brain injury were far higher than we had previously thought. We also revealed that the short term burden of brain injury had been grossly underestimated with many people experiencing moderate to severe levels of cognitive impairment, emotional disturbance and post concussive symptoms one year following injury even including those who had experienced a ‘so called’ mild injury.  TheLong-term impact of initial and recurrent TBI in the NZ Communitystudy aims to follow up that cohort of patients 4 years post-injury to see how they are doing.


  • October 2013 to September 2016

Funded by:

  • The Health Research Council of New Zealand