Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Knowledge of post-concussional syndrome in naïve laypersons, general practitioners and people with a minor head injury, and research portfolio
Author: Mackenzie, Janice A.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2001
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This study is an audit of a year's referrals to a Sexual Abuse and Assault Clinic and the clinic's opt-in systems for both assessment and treatment. The author was interested in factors that may affect opt-in and attendance at the clinic. Data were collected for 162 clients from the referral letter and the assessment letter, if necessary. Details of the clients' demographic characteristics, mental health problems and abuse histories were noted. Substance abuse was found to influence opt-in, attendance and whether or not the client ends up in treatment. Anxiety problems and marital status also influenced attendance, whereas source of referral influenced length of wait for treatment. Possible reasons for these results are then discussed and some recommendations are made for future practice in the clinic to overcome these problems. The shortcomings of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available