Changes in SWB following injury to different brain lobes

Hayward, Carrie S., Stokes, Mark A., Taylor, David, Young, Simon and Anderson, Vicki 2011, Changes in SWB following injury to different brain lobes, Quality of life research, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 629-641, doi: 10.1007/s11136-010-9800-8.

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Title Changes in SWB following injury to different brain lobes
Author(s) Hayward, Carrie S.
Stokes, Mark A.ORCID iD for Stokes, Mark A.
Taylor, David
Young, Simon
Anderson, Vicki
Journal name Quality of life research
Volume number 20
Issue number 5
Start page 629
End page 641
Total pages 13
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publication date 2011-06
ISSN 0962-9343
Keyword(s) Quality of life
Frontal lobe
Head Trauma
Summary A neurological substrate for subjective wellbeing (SWB) has received little research attention.
Purpose This study was designed to conduct exploratory investigation into the neuroanatomical correlates of SWB, by monitoring the SWB of a head-injured population over a six-month period.
Method Seventy people with head injury (HI), aged 10–65, were studied. The SWB of each participant was measured, and computed tomography (CT) scans were analysed to obtain regional brain injury location (BIL).
Results SWB was associated with BIL. However, the hypothesis that individuals with left frontal injury would report lower SWB was not supported. Instead, it was observed that participants with injury to their right frontal lobe reported higher SWB than individuals with injury to other regions of the brain.
Conclusions This study provides initial exploration into the neuroanatomical correlates of SWB.
Notes Published online 24 November 2010
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/s11136-010-9800-8
Field of Research 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
Socio Economic Objective 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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