Short Tilte:Personality disorder characteristics and adjustment following spinal cord injury
Journal:Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):00, 6, 1, 54-65
Pair of studies examining relationships between personality disorder characteristics, pressure sores, and emotional adjustment among persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). The first study examined rates of personality disorder characteristics (impulsivity, poor social judgement, interpersonal turmoil, and maladaptive coping strategies) in individuals recovering from surgery for severe pressure sores and individuals with recent-onset SCI. The second study examined the relation of the same characteristics to emotional adjustment and pressure sore occurrence among persons with recent-onset SCI. Results indicate that personality disorder characteristics may be observed among many persons with SCI, but may not be predictive of pressure sore development.