Women in Prison With Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalence, Mechanism, and Impact on Mental Health

@article{Woolhouse2018WomenIP,
  title={Women in Prison With Traumatic Brain Injury: Prevalence, Mechanism, and Impact on Mental Health},
  author={Rachel Woolhouse and Audrey McKinlay and Randolph C. Grace},
  journal={International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology},
  year={2018},
  volume={62},
  pages={3135 - 3150}
}
Relatively little is known about the characteristics of female offenders. Here, we studied the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and mental health issues in an exclusively female prison population in New Zealand. Participants (N = 38) were recruited from all security levels at Christchurch Women’s Prison. Measures for depression, anxiety, and stress, sleep, and a history of TBI were administered; 94.7% (36/38) of participants presented with a history of TBI. Younger age at first injury… 

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