Post-traumatic stress symptoms and psychological functioning in children of parents with acquired brain injury

Rikke Kieffer-Kristensen, Thomas W Teasdale, Niels Bilenberg

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Introduction/objectives: The effect of parental brain injury on children has been relatively little investigated. This study examines post-traumatic stress symptoms (PSS) and psychological functioning in children with a parent with an acquired brain injury. Participants, materials and methods: The participants were 35 patients with acquired brain injury, their spouses and children aged 7-14 years recruited from out-patient brain injury rehabilitation units across Denmark. Children self-reported psychological functioning using the Becks Youth Inventory (BYI) and Child Impact of Events revised (CRIES) measuring PSS symptoms. Emotional and behavioural problems among the children were also identified by the parents using the Achenbach's Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). A matched control group, consisting of 20 children of parents suffering from diabetes, was recruited from the National Danish Diabetes Register. Results: Post-traumatic stress symptoms above cut-off score (
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBrain Injury
Vol/bind25
Udgave nummer7-8
Sider (fra-til)752-60
Antal sider9
ISSN0269-9052
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011

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