Attribution of blame in accidental and violence-related traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Attribution of blame in accidental and violence-related traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47039.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 48, issue 2, pp 86-92
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the reliability and validity of blame attribution for determining the psychological and social outcomes of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by violence versus accidental injury. Participants completed the 8-item Blame Attribution Questionnaire twice, with an average interval of 8 days between tests. Results showed that blame attribution is a reliable and valid construct for predicting outcomes, even for participants with severe TBI. The only statistically significant group difference was that the violence group assigned a higher percentage of blame to other people than did the accidental injury group.
Author(s):
Hart, Tessa; Bogner, Jennifer A.; Whyte, John; Polansky, Marcia
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