Short Tilte:Associations between family and child adjustment following traumatic injury of brain versus spine
Journal:SCI Psychosocial Process
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 17, 2, 97-105.
Study compared the relationships between family and individual adjustment in families with a child with traumatic brain injury (TBI) versus spinal cord injury (SCI). Family adjustment was measured in terms of level of family stress and family empowerment. Participants included 32 families, including 18 children with TBI and 14 children with SCI. Group difference in levels of family stress, family empowerment, and child adjustment were not significant. However, family indices correlated with child adjustment in the SCI group but not in the TBI group. Implications for rehabilitation and research are discussed.