Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2017

Proceedings

International Brain Injury Association World Congress on Brain Injury

ISSN

1362-301X

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2017.1312145

Embargo Period

7-20-2017

ANZSRC / FoR Code

111004 Clinical Nursing: Tertiary (Rehabilitative)| 111707 Family Care| 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

E5

Abstract

Objectives: Developing a comprehensive understanding of resilience in family caregivers supporting relatives with TBI is important for mental health promotion, yet resilience has been vastly understudied compared to deficits and vulnerability based research. In response a paradigm shift into family research is underway in the field of rehabilitation, with a new emphasis on investigating positive adaption rather than psychological vulnerability among family caregivers of people with TBI. In the current study, a model based on previous empirical research and resilience theory was devised to examine the predictive and mediating relationships among caregiver resilience, personality, coping, self – efficacy, hope, social support and the outcome variables of caregiver burden and psychological adjustment among family members caring for relatives with TBI.

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