Depression and Self-Awareness Affect Reports of TBI Depression and self-awareness can affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life and satisfaction with life for people with traumatic brain injury, according to a study in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury. Researchers—led by Yael Goverover of New York University and the Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, ... Research in Brief
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Research in Brief   |   May 01, 2014
Depression and Self-Awareness Affect Reports of TBI
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.RIB3.19052014.13
The ASHA Leader, May 2014, Vol. 19, 13. doi:10.1044/leader.RIB3.19052014.13
Depression and self-awareness can affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life and satisfaction with life for people with traumatic brain injury, according to a study in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury.
Researchers—led by Yael Goverover of New York University and the Kessler Foundation Research Center, West Orange, N.J.—asked 30 community-based adults with TBI of at least one-year duration to complete several instruments related to self-awareness, health status, satisfaction with life, memory and depression.
“Our findings help answer the question: What abilities must be considered when interpreting responses on a self-report questionnaire?” explains co-author Nancy Chiaravalloti, director of TBI Research at the Kessler Foundation. “These results showed first that higher levels of self-awareness are associated with poorer quality of life, reports of poor memory performance and better strategy use; and also that symptoms of depression are significantly associated with [lower] self-reports of quality of life and satisfaction with life. Because of this impact of depressive symptoms, it is very important to diagnose and treat depression in rehabilitation, and develop comprehensive treatment plans for individuals with TBI.”
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