Caregiver social problem-solving abilities and family member adjustment to recent-onset physical disability

Short Title:
Caregiver social problem-solving abilities and family member adjustment to recent-onset physical disability
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J39563.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1999, vol. 44, issue 1, pp 104-123
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Abstract:
Study examining the relation of caregiver social problem-solving abilities to adjustment of individuals with recent spinal cord injury (SCI). Data from 11 male and 55 female caregivers were matched with data from 38 men and 18 women with recent SCI. Outcome measures were Acceptance of Disability Scale score and pressure sort diagnosis. Results indicate that caregiver tendencies to solve problems impulsively and carelessly were associated with lower acceptance of disability and were significantly predictive of pressure sore diagnosis among those returning for a medical evaluation 1 year later.
Author(s):
Elliott, T. R.; Shewchuk, R. M.; Richards, J. S.
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