Syllabus

The citation for the TBIMS National Database is "Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database Syllabus. Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center; 2009.Url: http://www.tbindsc.org."

If you are analyzing a dataset that was created prior to 1/1/2016 you will want to refer to the syllabus pages in this document which reflect the older "calculated" variables.

Please select which Form Variables you would like to see. Form I variables are the variables asked about the initial rehabiliation stay. Form II variables are questions asked to an individual at follow-up. Once you select Form I or Form II you have a choice of viewing either the actual fields that the variable group has ("Show Fields"), or you can view the data dictionary page ("Select") for the selected variable group.

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OrderGroup IDVariable Group Name# of Variables
10KEYS DATA KEYS 6
20VER VERSION OF FORM BEING ENTERED 1
30SEX SEX 1
40HTWT HEIGHT AND WEIGHT 2
50INJ INJURY DATE 1
60ACUTE ACUTE ADMISSION DATE 2
70PAY PAYOR SOURCE 4
80CSEINJ CAUSE OF INJURY 1
90CSEICD ICD-9-CM EXTERNAL CAUSE OF INJURY CODE 2
100DIAGICD ICD-9-CM DIAGNOSIS CODES 0
110AISCI ASSOCIATED INJURY - SPINAL CORD INJURY 1
120GCS GLASGOW COMA SCALE 4
130FLLW DATE ABLE TO FOLLOW COMMANDS 1
140ICP CRANIAL COMPLICATIONS - INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION 1
150CRANIO CRANIAL SURGERY - CRANIOTOMY/CRANIECTOMY 1
160PTA DATE EMERGED FROM PTA 2
170RHB REHAB ADMISSION DATE 2
180LOA SHORT TERM REHABILITATION INTERRUPTION 4
190DTH DEATH DATE 1
191RTS REVISED TRAUMA SCORE 2
200CSEDTH CAUSE(S) OF DEATH 3
210LIVWHO PRIMARY PERSON LIVING WITH 2
220RES RESIDENCE 2
230ZIP ZIP CODE 2
231HOSPSEIZ SEIZURES DURING HOSPITALIZATION 4
245FIM FIM INSTRUMENT 46
290BRTH PATIENT BIRTHDATE 1
300RACE RACE 1
310CULTRL CULTURAL 6
320MAR MARITAL STATUS 1
325SRCE SOURCE OF INFORMATION 1
326MTHD METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION 1
330EDU EDUCATION 1
340GED GED 1
350EMP EMPLOYMENT STATUS 2
360OCC CENSUS OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORY 1
370EMPHR HOURS OF PAID COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT 1
380EMPWK JOB STABILITY: WEEKS EMPLOYED 1
390EARN ANNUAL EARNINGS 1
400PRECON PREINJURY CONDITIONS 2
405PRESEIZ PREINJURY SEIZURES 1
410PRELIM PREINJURY LIMITATIONS 4
420TOB TOBACCO USE 2
430DRUG PREINJURY DRUG USE 1
440ALC PREINJURY ALCOHOL USE 6
450PSYCHOSP PREINJURY PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALIZATIONS 2
460MNTHLTH PREINJURY MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY 2
470SUICIDE PREINJURY SUICIDE HISTORY 2
480INCAR PREINJURY HISTORY OF PENAL INCARCERATIONS WITH CONVICTION FOR FELONY 1
490LEARN PREINJURY HISTORY OF LEARNING AND/OR BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL 1
500MIL MILITARY SERVICE HISTORY 3
550CT INTRACRANIAL CT DIAGNOSIS 37
555DRS DISABILITY RATING SCALE 16
565BTACT BTACT INFO 3
575WORDRECALL WORD RECALL 8
585BACKDIGIT BACKWARD DIGITSPAN 3
595FLUENCY FLUENCY 5
605REASON REASONING 8
615BACKCOUNT BACKWARD COUNTING 6
625DELAY DELAYED WORD RECALL 8
17008801 Computed ACUTE 4
17108802 Computed SEVERITY 4
17208803 Computed REHABILITATION 5
17308804 Computed FIM 6
17408805 Computed AGE 2
17508806 Computed EDUCATION 1
17608807 Computed EMPLOYMENT 2
17708808 Computed ALCOHOL/DRUG PROBLEM USE 2
17808809 Computed BMI 2
17908810 Computed DRS 6
1800940 Computed TBI ID 18