Are spousal partner perceptions of continuity and discontinuity within the relationship linked to the symptoms of acquired brain injury?
|dc.identifier.citation||Yasmin, N. and Riley, G.A., (2021). 'Are spousal partner perceptions of continuity and discontinuity within the relationship linked to the symptoms of acquired brain injury?' Disability and rehabilitation, pp. 1-8.||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||Some partners experience their relationship with a person with brain injury as the continuation of a loving pre-injury relationship (continuity), but others feel that the pre-injury relationship has been lost and replaced with something very different (discontinuity). This study provided a quantitative test of claims arising from qualitative research that certain symptoms of the injury might contribute to the experience of discontinuity – specifically, lack of emotional warmth, reduced social interaction and aggression. Fifty-three partners providing care to someone with brain injury completed questionnaires assessing continuity/discontinuity and a range of symptoms (emotional warmth, conversational ability, aggression, depression, somatic complaints, cognition, communication, aggression, and phys- ical disability). Discontinuity was significantly correlated with all symptom variables except physical disability but, in a multiple regression, only the measures of emotional warmth, conversation, aggression, and depression made a significant unique contribution. Discontinuity has been linked with relationship dissatisfaction and dysfunction, greater bur- den and distress, and a less person-centred approach to the provision of care. Identifying which symp- toms contribute to discontinuity may enable partners to be more effectively supported in terms of how they make sense of and react to those symptoms, so that a greater sense of continuity may be retained.||en_US|
|dc.publisher||Tylor & Francis||en_US|
|dc.title||Are spousal partner perceptions of continuity and discontinuity within the relationship linked to the symptoms of acquired brain injury?||en_US|
|dc.contributor.department||University of Birmingham||en_US|
|dc.contributor.department||University of Derby||en_US|
|dc.identifier.journal||Disability and Rehabilitation||en_US|