Susan A. Burleigh, Ruth S. Farber, Marian Gillard; Community Integration and Life Satisfaction After Traumatic Brain Injury: Long-Term Findings. Am J Occup Ther 1998;52(1):45-52. doi: 10.5014/ajot.52.1.45.
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Objective. This study examines the relationship of the degree of community integration to the life satisfaction of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Method. The responses to two self-administered questionnaires measuring aspects of community integration and life satisfaction were studied for 30 persons with TBI who were 26 to 60 years of age.
Results. A significant relationship (rho = .37, p < .05) was found between life satisfaction and social integration (a component of community integration). No significant association was found between the total community integration score and life satisfaction.
Conclusion. The results suggest the need for rehabilitation programs to provide long-term assistance with community-based social integration as well as more effective treatment strategies to develop these skills in persons with TBI.
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