Outcome after traumatic injury : the role of illness perceptions

Prosser, Amy L. 2009, Outcome after traumatic injury : the role of illness perceptions, D.Psych.(Health) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

Title Outcome after traumatic injury : the role of illness perceptions
Alternative title Chronic pain
Author Prosser, Amy L.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Health)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Wounds and injuries - Psychological aspects
Quality of life - Evaluation - Psychological aspects
Clinical health psychology
Disabilities - Psychological aspects
Chronic pain - Treatment - Psychological aspects
Summary The thesis' aim was to explore outcome after traumatic injury. Poorer physical health prior to injury and receipt of compensation explained variance in physical health 12 months after injury. Poorer mental health 3 and 12 months after injury was partly explained by stronger emotional reactions immediately after the injury, receipt of compensation, and lower perceived social support. The portfolio focuses on symptoms of depression and anxiety in those suffering chronic pain. Through four case studies who attended a pain management service, it is argued that psychological symptoms are able to be addressed concurrently with pain management strategies.
Notes Degree conferred 2010.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.4019
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030606

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