Relationship of race/ethnicity to caregivers' coping, appraisals, and distress after traumatic brain injury.

@article{Sander2007RelationshipOR,
  title={Relationship of race/ethnicity to caregivers' coping, appraisals, and distress after traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Angelle M Sander and Lynne Cole Davis and Margaret A. Struchen and Timothy B. Atchison and Mark Sherer and James Malec and Risa Nakase-Richardson},
  journal={NeuroRehabilitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          9-17
        }
}
The objective of the current study was to determine the relationship between race/ethnicity and caregivers' coping, appraisals of the caregiving role, and distress after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Participants were 195 caregivers (75% white; 25% black/Hispanic) of persons with TBI who were admitted to comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation at one of three participating centers and were followed up at 1 year after injury. Caregivers completed interview and self-report questionnaires… Expand
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