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Title: Psychosocial outcomes after moderate to severe acquired brain injury
Author: Loomes, Julia Katharine
ISNI:       0000 0004 2679 2659
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2009
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This portfolio thesis focuses on psychosocial outcomes following moderate to severeacquired brain injury and is presented in three parts: a literature review, an empiricalstudy and a set of appendixes. Please note, "acquired brain injury" is used in thisthesis as an umbrella term to cover all types of brain injury, from both internal causes(e.g. stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage) and external causes (e.g. traumatic braininjury).Part one is a systematic literature review of empirical studies examining socialsupport after traumatic brain injury. An introduction to the social support literature ispresented, followed by justification for its importance as an area for study after braininjury. The methodology of the review is presented, and then included studies arereviewed and discussed.Part two is a cross sectional study of post-traumatic growth following acquired braininjury. Post-traumatic growth can be simply defined as positive changes following atraumatic event. Correlates and predictors of post-traumatic growth werehypothesised: specifically illness perceptions, social support and social functioning.The limitations and clinical implications of the study are discussed at the end.Part three is the appendices, containing a reflective account of the research processand supplementary materials.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Medicine