publication . Other literature type . Article . 1985

Patient outcome in the year following severe head injury and relatives' psychiatric and social functioning.

MG Livingston; DN Brooks; MR Bond;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 1985
Fifty-seven consecutive severe male head injury patients together with a defined female relative were assessed at home 3, 6 and 12 months after injury in order to measure the psychiatric and social impact of the injury on the relative. Relatives were found to have significant and persistent psychiatric and social dysfunction and they considered themselves to have a high burden in caring for the relative throughout the year. No particular relationship was found to be the more vulnerable. The most frequent predictor of the relatives' psychiatric and social status was the level of symptomatic complaints voiced by the patients. The findings suggest the need for comp...
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