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Type: Journal article
Title: The role of family for behavioural outcome in children and adolescents following traumatic brain injury.
Author: Kinsella, G.
Prior, M.
Murtagh, D.
Ong, B.
Sawyer, M.
Citation: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1999; 67(1):116-123
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0022-006X
1939-2117
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Glynda Kinsella, Ben Ong, Douglas Murtagh, Margot Prior, and Michael Sawyer
Abstract: This study assessed the behavioral outcome of 51 children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) up to 2 years following injury. Children with severe injuries, but not those with mild or moderate injuries, were reported by parents to have a greater incidence of behavior problems following TBI. Regression analyses indicated that the presence of a partner for the primary caregiver of the child and the acute emotional reaction of the parent to the injury were both predictive of child behavioral outcome, although not by 2-year follow-up. These findings suggest that parental coping resources may impact on the development of child behavioral sequelae following TBI, emphasizing the role of the family in the child's response and the importance of supportive intervention.
Keywords: Humans
Brain Injuries
Treatment Outcome
Trauma Severity Indices
Analysis of Variance
Follow-Up Studies
Family Relations
Child Behavior Disorders
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Male
Rights: © 1999 by the American Psychological Association
DOI: 10.1037/0022-006X.67.1.116
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