Cassandra Shields

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OBJECTIVE : To identify the factors associated with perceived success of the transition from hospital to home after traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN : Prospective longitudinal cohort design with data collection at discharge and 1, 3, and 6 months postdischarge. PARTICIPANTS : A total of 127 individuals with TBI discharged to the community and 83(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development of the Sentinel Events Questionnaire (SEQ) for recording key events occurring during the transition from hospital to home following acquired brain injury (ABI) and to examine its participant-proxy agreement. DESIGN Prospective longitudinal design, with the SEQ administered by interview prior to discharge and at 1, 3(More)
Emotional distress after traumatic brain injury (TBI) often presents as a range of neurobehavioural and emotional reactions rather than distinct disorders. This study adopted a transdiagnostic approach with the aim of identifying psychological processes common to depression, anxiety and global distress after TBI. Fifty participants with TBI (aged 19-66(More)
Many individuals with stroke experience difficulty resuming their pre-injury lifestyle, that which may lead to feelings of discouragement, shame, and self-criticism. Self-criticism has been associated with heightened risk of depression and anxiety. Therefore, managing self-criticism may be a key component in psychotherapeutic interventions; however, this is(More)
Psychological theories of anxiety are increasingly referring to information processing paradigms in order to understand the cognitive processes which underlie these disorders. Numerous studies of anxiety have demonstrated an attentional bias towards anxiety relevant stimuli. In addition, there is consistent evidence that it is more difficult to process(More)
BACKGROUND The transition from hospital to home has been described as a distinct rehabilitation phase for individuals with brain injury. As most research to date has quantitatively measured outcomes or used a sample with mixed brain injury diagnoses, less is known about the experience of transition following traumatic brain injury (TBI). AIMS This study(More)
This study aimed to investigate the influence of the "good-old-days" bias, neuropsychological functioning and cued recall of life events on self-concept change. Forty seven adults with TBI (70% male, 1-5 years post-injury) and 47 matched controls rated their past and present self-concept on the Head Injury Semantic Differential Scale (HISD) III. TBI(More)
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