Verbal learning ability and adjustment to recent-onset spinal cord injury

Short Title:
Verbal learning ability and adjustment to recent-onset spinal cord injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J46985.
Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 49, issue 4, pp 288-294
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Abstract:
Study examined the relationship between verbal learning and adjustment, as measured by acceptance of disability, among patients with recent-onset spinal cord injury (SCI) prior to discharge from an inpatient rehabilitation program. At admission, verbal learning ability and depressive behavior were evaluated. Prior to discharge, adjustment to disability was assessed using the Acceptance of Disability Scale. Results indicated that verbal learning ability is associated with adjustment. Higher levels of verbal learning ability at admission predicted greater acceptance of disability at discharge.
Author(s):
Schmitt, Margaret M.; Elliott, Timothy R.
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