Gender differences in cognitive and emotional adjustment to traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Gender differences in cognitive and emotional adjustment to traumatic brain injury
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J43723.
Journal:
Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2001, vol. 8, issue 3, pp 181-188
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examines gender differences in outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants were 262 males and 140 females with TBI referred for neuropsychological testing. Cognitive functioning was measured in terms of intelligence, memory and attention, processing speed, and cognitive flexibility. Emotional functioning was measured in terms of depression and general emotional distress. In general, men had lower scores on memory measures, greater estimated decline in cognitive flexibility, and greater emotional distress. Women had greater estimated decline in intelligence and attention, and higher levels of depression. Research and assessment recommendations are discussed. This document is included in NCDDR's Guide to Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Produced by NIDRR Grantees, number C.21.
Author(s):
Schopp, L. H.; Shigaki, C. L.; Johnstone, B.; Kirkpatrick, H. A.
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