publication . Article . 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury: Caregivers’ Problems and Needs

Syed Tajjudin Syed hassan; WF Khaw; AR Rosna; J Husna;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2011 Journal: Journal of Nepal Medical Association (issn: 0028-2715, eissn: 1815-672X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nepal Medical Association
Abstract
<jats:p>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an increasingly major world health problem. This short review using the most pertinent articles on TBI caregiving problems and needs highlights the pressing issues. Articles focusing on both TBI-caregivers’ problems and needs are rarely found, especially for developing countries. Most TBI-caregiving is done by family members, whose altered lives portend burden and stresses which add to the overwhelming demand of caring for the TBI-survivor. Lack of information, fi nancial inadequacy, anxiety, distress, coping defi cits, poor adaptability, inadequate knowledge and skills, and a poor support system comprise the major problem...
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free text keywords: Medicine (General), R5-920, Occupational safety and health, Suicide prevention, Social support, Coping (psychology), Dysfunctional family, Injury prevention, Health care, business.industry, business, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Distress
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publication . Article . 2011

Traumatic Brain Injury: Caregivers’ Problems and Needs

Syed Tajjudin Syed hassan; WF Khaw; AR Rosna; J Husna;