Medical and psychosocial predictors of caregiver distress and perceived burden following traumatic brain injury.

@article{Davis2009MedicalAP,
  title={Medical and psychosocial predictors of caregiver distress and perceived burden following traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Lynne Cole Davis and Angelle M. Sander and Margaret A. Struchen and Mark Sherer and Risa Nakase-Richardson and James Malec},
  journal={The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          145-54
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether caregivers' medical and psychiatric histories, coping style, and social support predict global distress and perceived burden. DESIGN Correlational, cohort study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 114 caregivers of persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, assessed 1 year postinjury. MEASURES Ratings of caregivers' medical and psychiatric history; Disability Rating Scale; Ways of Coping Questionnaire; Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support… CONTINUE READING

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