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Fostering adjustment to acquired brain injury by psychotherapeutic interventions: A preliminary study


Hofer, H; Grosse Holtforth, M; Frischknecht, E; Znoj, H J (2010). Fostering adjustment to acquired brain injury by psychotherapeutic interventions: A preliminary study. Applied Neuropsychology, 17(1):18-26.

Abstract

This preliminary study investigates the effectiveness of a treatment program in which neuropsychological interventions are supplemented by psychotherapeutic interventions to foster the adjustment process. Eleven patients who had an adjustment disorder following an acquired brain injury were recruited for the treatment group. Measures were assessed at the beginning and end using the Structured Clinical Interview, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Goal Attainment Scaling procedure, and the Trier Coping Scales. Significant pre- to post-assessment differences emerged in terms of depression and coping styles. The findings suggest that patients benefit from an integrated treatment program to foster adjustment. These findings encourage further investigation of this integrative treatment in larger samples through randomized controlled trials with adequate control treatments.

This preliminary study investigates the effectiveness of a treatment program in which neuropsychological interventions are supplemented by psychotherapeutic interventions to foster the adjustment process. Eleven patients who had an adjustment disorder following an acquired brain injury were recruited for the treatment group. Measures were assessed at the beginning and end using the Structured Clinical Interview, the Beck Depression Inventory, the Goal Attainment Scaling procedure, and the Trier Coping Scales. Significant pre- to post-assessment differences emerged in terms of depression and coping styles. The findings suggest that patients benefit from an integrated treatment program to foster adjustment. These findings encourage further investigation of this integrative treatment in larger samples through randomized controlled trials with adequate control treatments.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2010
Deposited On:19 Feb 2011 10:41
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:43
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN:0908-4282
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/09084280903297842
Related URLs:http://www.psypress.com/applied-neuropsychology-0908-4282 (Publisher)

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