Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems associated with traumatic brain injury: A concept map of patient, family, and provider perspectives

Citation
Kz. Donnelly et al., Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems associated with traumatic brain injury: A concept map of patient, family, and provider perspectives, BRAIN COGN, 44(1), 2000, pp. 21-25
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology,"Neurosciences & Behavoir
Journal title
BRAIN AND COGNITION
ISSN journal
0278-2626 → ACNP
Volume
44
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
21 - 25
Database
ISI
SICI code
0278-2626(200010)44:1<21:CEABPA>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to elicit an exhaustive list of problems asso ciated with TBI, as characterized by the patient, significant others, and h ealth care providers, to identify the underlying structure from the expert perspective, and to evaluate severity and frequency of the symptoms. Forty- seven participants generated a list of 174 discrete problems. These items w ere then sorted and rated for severity and frequency by a panel of six neur opsychologists. Concept mapping yielded a best-fit map of eight content clu sters to characterize these symptoms. The clusters included independence, i ntimacy, treatment complications, executive functioning, nonexecutive cogni tive functions, mood, and psychotic symptoms. Intimacy and treatment compli cations were rated as the most severe problems, with treatment complication s and executive functioning rated as the most frequent, (C) 2000 Academic P ress.