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OBJECTIVE To describe and compare caregivers' and patients' helpfulness and goal attainment ratings of the Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI), and qualitatively evaluate their perceptions of most important things learned. METHODS 76 caregivers and 76 patients with acquired brain injury participated in the BIFI, a structured family intervention(More)
This critical review of the literature examines marriage after traumatic brain injury. Studies reporting information on marital stability rates and studies examining the quality of marriages through the assessment of at least 1 relational domain have been included for review. Available findings are presented along with information on methodological(More)
In this commentary, clinical researchers examine the potential benefits of adopting Resilience Theory in the practice of psychotherapy after brain injury. This commentary presents the development of the paradigmatic shift that has given rise to the resilience movement. Additionally, the primary tenets of resilience theory are explored and the utility of the(More)
Rehabilitation professionals have become increasingly aware that traumatic brain injury has a long-term adverse impact on family members as well as on survivors. Family members often have a critical supporting role in the recovery process, and researchers have identified a relationship between caregiver well-being and survivor outcome. Drawing from the(More)
BACKGROUND While study on the emotional effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) for individuals and caregivers has increased dramatically over the years, insufficient research has been performed on TBI's impact on the coupled relationship or the healing process successful couples go through following injury. As such, couples are left on their own to adjust(More)
OBJECTIVE Examine the effectiveness of an intervention (Brain Injury Family Intervention) for family caregivers after acquired brain injury. RESEARCH DESIGN Prospective, controlled repeated-measures design. METHODS The Brain Injury Family Intervention was designed as a whole family approach to addressing needs, emphasizing education, skill building, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between resilience, psychological distress, adjustment, and community participation after traumatic brain injury (TBI). SETTING Large university health system. PARTICIPANTS Adult survivors of mild to severe TBI (N = 96). DESIGN Descriptive, preliminary. MAIN MEASURES The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (10-item(More)
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