Patient outcome in the year following severe head injury and relatives' psychiatric and social functioning.

@article{Livingston1985PatientOI,
  title={Patient outcome in the year following severe head injury and relatives' psychiatric and social functioning.},
  author={MartinG. Livingston and Durryle N. Brooks and M. R. Bond},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1985},
  volume={48 9},
  pages={
          876-81
        }
}
Fifty-seven consecutive severe male head injury patients together with a defined female relative were assessed at home 3, 6 and 12 months after injury in order to measure the psychiatric and social impact of the injury on the relative. Relatives were found to have significant and persistent psychiatric and social dysfunction and they considered themselves to have a high burden in caring for the relative throughout the year. No particular relationship was found to be the more vulnerable. The… CONTINUE READING

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