Spousal relationships following a brain injury

Yasmin, Natasha (2019). Spousal relationships following a brain injury. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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The thesis studied how the general quality of spousal relationships is affected following a brain injury, with a specific focus on the concept of relationship continuity. Chapter One provides the purpose and thesis structure. Chapter Two is an introduction to brain injury and its impact on partners and their relationship and the kind of research that has been conducted so far. Chapter Three summarises the development of a quantitative scale to measure relationship continuity in couples, where one partner has a brain injury. Chapter Four explores the factors that predict relationship continuity/discontinuity following a brain injury. Chapter Five is a systematic review of research evaluating interventions that have been undertaken so far to help family members of individuals with a brain injury. A pilot study was carried out using Integrated Behavioural Couple’s Therapy techniques to help a couple improve general relationship quality and the spouse’s perceptions of continuity, which has been described in Chapter Six. The summary of all the empirical studies is discussed in Chapter Seven.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Psychology
Funders: Other
Other Funders: The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/8797


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