Social problem solving abilities and psychosocial impairment among individuals recuperating from surgical repair for severe pressure sores

Short Title:
Social problem solving abilities and psychosocial impairment among individuals recuperating from surgical repair for severe pressure sores
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J51360.
Journal:
NeuroRehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2004, vol. 19, issue 3, pp 259-269
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Abstract:
The social problem solving abilities, health locus of control beliefs, and psychosocial impairment were measured in subjects with spinal cord injuries (SCI) who were recovering from surgical repair of severe pressure sores. Possible differences on these measures were examined between participants in this study and comparative data taken from previous studies involving subjects with SCI. The current study sample reported greater psychosocial impairment than comparative data, but they did not differ from another sample in terms of health locus of control beliefs. Correlational analyses revealed that a negative orientation toward problem solving was significantly predictive of psychosocial impairment, consistent with prior research. However, a second study found that patients assigned to a brief problem solving intervention did not differ on any measure from participants in a control group.
Author(s):
Shanmugham, Kalpana; Elliott, Timothy R.; Palmatier, Andrew
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