Short Tilte:Social communication skills in persons with post-acute traumatic brain injury: Three perspectives
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):06, 20, 4, 425-435
Sixty individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who were at least 1 year post-injury were administered measures of social communication, societal participation, social integration, and life satisfaction. Clinicians and significant others also rated the social communication skills of the subjects. Results showed that subjects with TBI were able to identify some problems with social communication skills, which were found to be related to decreased societal participation, social integration, and satisfaction with life. Males reported higher scores in social communication and social integration than females. Clinicians and significant others reported more social communication skill impairments than the subjects with TBI, as well as different areas of reduced communication skill.