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|Title:||Psychosocial function during the year following severe traumatic brain injury||Contributor(s):||Kersel, DA (author); Marsh, Nigel Vincent (author); Havill, JH (author); Sleigh, JW (author)||Publication Date:||2001||DOI:||10.1080/02699050121354||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11726||Abstract:||The psychosocial functioning of a group of 65 adults with severe traumatic brain injury was assessed at 6 months and 1 year post-injury. Aspects of emotional, behavioural, and social functioning were investigated. The prevalence of depression remained constant (24%) over time, although there was some individual variation in the reporting of symptoms. Impatience was the most frequently reported behavioural problem at both assessments. Whilst there was a slight increase in the number of behavioural problems and level of distress reported over time, the most obvious change was in the type of behavioural problems that caused distress. At 1 year post-injury, problems with emotional control were found to be most distressing for the patients. A comparison with pre-morbid social functioning showed the loss of employment to be 70%, 30% returned to live with their parents, and relationship breakdown occurred for 38%. There was also a significant and ongoing decrease in all five aspects of social and leisure activities||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Brain Injury, 15(8), p. 683-696||Publisher:||Informa Healthcare||Place of Publication:||United Kingdom||ISSN:||0269-9052
|Field of Research (FOR):||170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 59
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