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dc.contributor.authorShields, Cassandra
dc.contributor.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorO'Donovan, Analise
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-21T12:00:33Z
dc.date.available2017-11-21T12:00:33Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0960-2011
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09602011.2015.1037772
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101359
dc.description.abstractEmotional distress after traumatic brain injury (TBI) often presents as a range of neurobehavioural and emotional reactions rather than distinct disorders. This study adopted a transdiagnostic approach with the aim of identifying psychological processes common to depression, anxiety and global distress after TBI. Fifty participants with TBI (aged 19–66 years, 12–65 months post-injury) completed measures of threat appraisals and avoidance behaviour (Appraisal of Threat and Avoidance Questionnaire), self-discrepancy (Head Injury Semantic Differential Scale III), emotion dysregulation (Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale), worry (Penn State Worry Questionnaire), negative self-focused attention (Self-Focus Sentence Completion) and emotional distress (Depression Anxiety Stress Scales and Brief Symptom Inventory). Significant correlations were found among the proposed transdiagnostic variables (rs = .29–.82, p < .05). A principal components analysis revealed two underlying factors: (1) Threats to Self, and (2) Emotion Dysregulation. Only the Emotion Dysregulation factor accounted for significant unique variance in levels of depression, anxiety and global distress (sr2 = .12–.17). Such findings indicate the need for interventions to target difficulties in identifying and regulating emotions after TBI to facilitate emotional adjustment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto36
dc.relation.ispartofissueN/A
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleA transdiagnostic investigation of emotional distress after traumatic brain injury
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation on 28 Apr 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09602011.2015.1037772
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gro.griffith.authorShields, Cassandra
gro.griffith.authorO'Donovan, Analise
gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara


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