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dc.contributor.authorYasmin, Natasha
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Gerard
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-15T08:47:30Z
dc.date.available2021-06-15T08:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-18
dc.identifier.citationYasmin, 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.identifier.doi10.1080/09638288.2021.1900410
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625821
dc.description.abstractSome 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.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09638288.2021.1900410en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://research.birmingham.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/are-spousal-partner-perceptions-of-continuity-and-discontinuity-within-the-relationship-linked-to-the-symptoms-of-acquired-brain-injury(87deb930-aa64-4a2d-9de8-2d4666e1eefc).htmlen_US
dc.subjectMarriageen_US
dc.subjectcaregiversen_US
dc.subjectinterpersonal relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectrelationship continuityen_US
dc.subjectbrain injuryen_US
dc.subjectaggressionen_US
dc.titleAre spousal partner perceptions of continuity and discontinuity within the relationship linked to the symptoms of acquired brain injury?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1464-5165
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Birminghamen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalDisability and Rehabilitationen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-03
dc.author.detail786767en_US


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