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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18150

Title: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy after Acquired Brain Injury: An Investigation of the Benefits for Emotional Well-being, Coping Strategy Use, and Community Integration at 6-Months Post-Treatment
Authors: Arundine, April
Advisor: Green, Robin
Bradbury, Cheryl
Department: Rehabilitation Science
Keywords: Brain Injuries
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Psychological distress
Community integration
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2009
Abstract: Objectives: To demonstrate that at 6-months post-cessation of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) adapted for acquired brain injury (ABI), (1) patients maintain psychological benefits, (2) coping strategy selection improves, (3) community integration is enhanced, and (4) benefits are observed in both face-to-face and telephone administrations. Methods: Participants. Seventeen ABI patients with elevated psychological distress. Outcome Measures. Pre-treatment, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up performance on the Symptom Checklist-90-revised (SCL-90-R), Depression, Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21), Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) and the Ways of Coping-Revised Questionnaire (WOC-R). Procedures. Eleven CBT sessions provided in group, face-to-face format or individually by telephone. Results: For face-to-face and telephone groups, psychological distress was significantly reduced from pre-treatment to 6-months follow-up: DASS-21 (t16= 7.32, p <.000); SCL-90-R (t16= 6.22, p <.000). Community integration (t16= -6.15 p<.000) and problem-focused coping (t16= -3.67, p<.01) were also significantly enhanced. Conclusion: CBT adapted for patients with ABI carries robust benefits even 6-months after treatment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18150
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