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This study aimed to synthesise the illness narratives of individuals living with a pituitary tumour. Eight adults with a pituitary tumour were recruited from an endocrinology service in the north-west of England. A narrative methodology was adopted which investigated elements of the individual narratives such as metaphor and structure but which also aimed(More)
This case study presents the evaluation of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation for Jane, a 35-year-old woman who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). On-going rehabilitation addressed difficulties within a structured neuro-rehabilitative therapeutic milieu and was holistically evaluated. Results showed improvement in mood and quality of life(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To examine clients' perspectives on residential rehabilitation for acquired brain injury (ABI). RESEARCH DESIGN Qualitative semi-structured interviews. METHOD Seven individuals who resided in a single residential rehabilitation unit for ABI were interviewed and thematic analysis was used to identify themes in their responses. MAIN(More)
AIMS To determine if New Zealand office personnel experienced a prevalence of sick building syndrome type symptoms similar to levels reported in the international literature. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 360 office workers in Palmerston North was conducted using a questionnaire based on that used in a previous UK study to estimate the frequency of(More)
A forensic peer group programme adapted for bullying behaviour and antisocial attitudes in three young men with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is presented. Three TBI clients who had previously been resistant to an intensive neurobehavioural rehabilitation residential programme were enrolled into the EQUIP programme. EQUIP focused on teaching pro-social(More)
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