Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Support following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/129291
Title:
Differences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Support following a Traumatic Brain Injury
Authors:
Carroll, Aine Dr.; Byrne, Patricia; Casey, Anne Marie
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/129291
Abstract:
Objective: Adverse cognitive, emotional and behavioural sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are commonly noted by family members. These sequelae can adversely impact on marital and family relationships. The aim of this study is to examine marital and relationship satisfaction following a TBI amongst patients and partners. Design: A questionnaire based postal survey was used to investigate relationship and marital satisfaction. Participants: Thirty four participants (14 male; 20 female), ranging in age from 25-68 years ( = 44 years, SD 11 years), took part in this study. Sixteen had sustained a TBI and eighteen were partners of patients with TBI. Participants with TBI who were inpatients at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) and their partners were invited to participate in the study. Outcome Measures: The Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSI-R) was used to examine marital and relationship satisfaction. Results: Both patients and partners reported relationship difficulties following brain injury (z = -3.078, p < .05 patients; z = 2.699, p < .05 partners). Conclusion: This study highlights the significant impact of TBI on relationships for both the TBI survivor and their partners. Implications for interventions in neuropsychological rehabilitation are discussed.
Language:
en

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarroll, Aine Dr.en
dc.contributor.authorByrne, Patriciaen
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Anne Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-09T10:55:02Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-09T10:55:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/129291-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Adverse cognitive, emotional and behavioural sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are commonly noted by family members. These sequelae can adversely impact on marital and family relationships. The aim of this study is to examine marital and relationship satisfaction following a TBI amongst patients and partners. Design: A questionnaire based postal survey was used to investigate relationship and marital satisfaction. Participants: Thirty four participants (14 male; 20 female), ranging in age from 25-68 years ( = 44 years, SD 11 years), took part in this study. Sixteen had sustained a TBI and eighteen were partners of patients with TBI. Participants with TBI who were inpatients at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) and their partners were invited to participate in the study. Outcome Measures: The Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSI-R) was used to examine marital and relationship satisfaction. Results: Both patients and partners reported relationship difficulties following brain injury (z = -3.078, p < .05 patients; z = 2.699, p < .05 partners). Conclusion: This study highlights the significant impact of TBI on relationships for both the TBI survivor and their partners. Implications for interventions in neuropsychological rehabilitation are discussed.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleDifferences in Marital Satisfaction, Coping and Social Support following a Traumatic Brain Injuryen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-
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