The positive by-products of spinal cord injury and their correlates

Title

The positive by-products of spinal cord injury and their correlates

Creator

McMillen JC; Cook CL

Publisher

Rehabilitation Psychology

Date

2003

Description

Objective: To assess positive by-products from the struggles with traumatic spinal cord injury and to explore their correlates. Study Design: Forty-two participants and nominated proxy informants were interviewed 18–36 months post spinal cord injury. Main Outcome Measures: The Perceived Benefit Scales (J. C. McMillen & R. Fisher, 1998) and Symptom Checklist 90—Revised (L. R. Derogatis, 1994). Results: Increased compassion and family closeness and decreased alcohol consumption were commonly reported following injury. Correlations between self- and proxy ratings of positive by-products were low. Positive by-products were not related to psychopathology and had different correlates. Conclusion: Positive by-products are different from other kinds of outcomes, but because loved ones do not necessarily notice these benefits, their validity remains in doubt.
2003

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

77-85

Issue

2

Volume

48

Citation

McMillen JC; Cook CL, “The positive by-products of spinal cord injury and their correlates,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12964.

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