Preinjury emotional and family functioning in caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Preinjury emotional and family functioning in caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J45024.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 84, issue 2, pp 197-203
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines the preinjury family functioning, emotional distress, and social support of caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Caregivers were assessed using the following self-report questionnaires: the Brief Symptom Inventory, the Family Assessment Device, and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Histories of medical and psychiatric illness were also obtained. Thirty-seven percent of caregivers indicated symptoms of emotional distress, while 27 percent reported a history of mental health problems. Between 25 and 33 percent of caregivers reported unhealthy family functioning before injury. Ninety-two percent of caregivers reported overall satisfaction with the social support they received.
Author(s):
Sander, Angelle M.; Sherer, Mark; Malec, James F.; High, Walter M., Jr.; Thompson, Risa N.; Moessner, Anne M.; Josey, Jennifer
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