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Title: REACT - Recovery Enhancement from Traumatic Brain Injury using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy : a feasibility study
Author: Moynan, Claire
ISNI:       0000 0004 5354 0860
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2015
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Objective: Following transfer of responsibility of health care for people in prisons in Scotland to the NHS in 2011, there has been growing interest in understanding the service-need for people with head injury (HI). As an initial step, this review systematically assesses the literature on the prevalence of HI in people in prisons and the proportion of these with persisting disability. Methods: Searches were carried out using electronic databases (PsycINFO, Cochrane Databases, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science). Reference lists of two meta-analyses were checked for papers relevant to the prevalence of HI in adult prison populations. Results: Eight studies were included. They report HI prevalence in samples of prisoners of 25-86%. Quality was rated as low in seven (30-43%) and very-low in one (19%). One study reported upon disabilities associated with HI. Overall, these studies use a range of HI definitions, unrepresentative samples and do not use matched-controls. Conclusion: The prevalence of HI in prisoners remains unclear. This is linked to the low quality of study design and methods used. Service need is unclear because few studies consider whether disability has persisted after HI.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology