Self-awareness and psychosocial functioning following acquired brain injury: An evaluation of a group support programme

@article{Ownsworth2000SelfawarenessAP,
  title={Self-awareness and psychosocial functioning following acquired brain injury: An evaluation of a group support programme},
  author={Tamara Ownsworth and K Mcfarland and RossD. Mc Young},
  journal={Neuropsychological Rehabilitation},
  year={2000},
  volume={10},
  pages={465 - 484}
}
This study investigated a group support programme designed to improve selfawareness deficits and psychosocial functioning in a group of chronic patients (N = 21) with acquired brain injury (ABI). The participants were on average 8.6 years (range: 1-36 years) post-injury and were seen at the Brain Injury Association of Queensland, Australia. The assessment of participants involved two standardised measures of intellectual self-awareness with collateral reports from relatives. The present study… 
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