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dc.contributor.authorOwnsworth, Tamara
dc.contributor.authorDwan, Toni
dc.contributor.authorChambers, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorWalker, David G
dc.contributor.authorShum, David HK
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:12:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:12:52Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0022-3999
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.12.008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/62031
dc.description.abstractObjective People with brain tumour experience complex and distressing symptoms. Neuropsychological impairment is proposed to have a negative impact on subjective well-being; however, research is yet to examine the influence of estimated premorbid IQ on this relationship. This preliminary study investigated the moderating effect of estimated premorbid IQ on the relationship between global neuropsychological status (GNF) and depression and quality of life. Methods 73 adults (51% male) aged 21-65 years with primary brain tumour (52% benign) were administered a test battery assessing estimated premorbid IQ, GNF, depression (Depression Anxiety Stress Scales) and quality of life (Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy, FACT). Results A series of two-way analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) controlling for education found a significant interaction between estimated premorbid IQ (low average to average vs high average) and GNF (low vs high) on levels of depression (p < .05) and FACT emotional well-being (p < .05). For these outcomes, individuals with high average estimated premorbid IQ and low GNF reported better well-being than those with low-average to average estimated premorbid IQ and low GNF. Higher GNF was related to greater functional well-being (p < .01) irrespective of estimated premorbid IQ. Conclusion The finding that higher premorbid cognitive ability buffers the effect of neuropsychological impairment on emotional well-being after brain tumour advances understanding of the role of cognitive reserve in adjustment to neurological disorders.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom257
dc.relation.ispartofpageto260
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume76
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode52
dc.titleThe moderating effect of estimated pre-morbid IQ on the relationship between neuropsychological status and subjective well-being after brain tumour
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2015-03-05T01:36:45Z
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gro.griffith.authorChambers, Suzanne K.
gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara


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