Psychological distress and family burden following spinal cord injury: concurrent traumatic brain injury cannot be overlooked.

@article{Buchanan2001PsychologicalDA,
  title={Psychological distress and family burden following spinal cord injury: concurrent traumatic brain injury cannot be overlooked.},
  author={Katherine Mary Buchanan and Lorin J. Elias},
  journal={Axone},
  year={2001},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          16-7
        }
}
Although concurrent spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are recognized, there is little acknowledgement of SCI/TBI as a contributor to psychological distress and family burden. By mail-out questionnaire, we evaluated psychological distress and family burden in a married group (n = 12) with traumatic SCI who had not been identified as having concurrent TBI on referral to the Canadian Paraplegic Association. Both the person with SCI and the partner completed the Brief… CONTINUE READING