The influence of psychosocial factors on expectations and persistent symptom report after mild traumatic brain injury

Edmed, Shannon L. (2014) The influence of psychosocial factors on expectations and persistent symptom report after mild traumatic brain injury. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis examines how psychosocial factors influence the report of persistent symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury. Using quasi-experimental methods, the research program demonstrates how factors unrelated to trauma-induced physiological brain damage can contribute to persistent symptoms after a mild traumatic brain injury. The results of this thesis highlight the possibility that outcome from mild traumatic brain injury could be improved by targeting psychosocial factors.

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ID Code: 78670
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Sullivan, Karen & White, Melanie
Additional Information: Thesis embargoed until 12th of November, 2016. Please contact the author for further information.
Keywords: postconcussion syndrome, mild traumatic brain injury, concussion, assessment, athletes, diagnosis threat, expectations, recall bias, sport concussion, symptom assessment
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 15 Jan 2015 04:36
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2016 14:00

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