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The impact of community rehabilitation for acquired brain injury on carer burden : an exploratory study.

Smith, Michael J. and Vaughan, Frances L. and Cox, Linda J. and McConville, Helen and Roberts, Mark and Stoddart, Sheila and Lew, Adina (2006) The impact of community rehabilitation for acquired brain injury on carer burden : an exploratory study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 21 (1). pp. 76-81. ISSN 0885-9701

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Abstract

Objectives: This study evaluated the relative efficacy of a community rehabilitation service and a more traditional outpatient service for carers of people with an acquired brain injury. Methods: Seventeen carers who had received a community intervention were retrospectively compared with 24 carers who had received an outpatient service. Dependent variables were level of met family need, a measure of family dysfunction, carer psychopathology, and carer emotional acceptance. Results: The community sample fared significantly better on all measures except carer psychopathology. Conclusions: These results suggest that community-based services have efficacy for the carer and family. There is a clear need for large clinical trials using standardized instruments to establish what models of service delivery benefit carers.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 9656
Deposited By: Mrs Karen Gerrard
Deposited On: 18 Jun 2008 13:46
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 15:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/9656

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