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ERIC Number: EJ1120561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Service Use and Satisfaction Following Acquired Brain Injury: A Preliminary Analysis of Family Caregiver Outcomes
Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Green, Richard; Jones, Clair
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v30 n4 p421-428 2016
Purpose: The study aimed to understand how use and satisfaction with services following discharge from an acquired brain injury (ABI) acute-care facility related to family caregiver outcomes. Methods: A correlational and descriptive study design was used. Nineteen primary family caregivers of persons recently discharged from an ABI acute-care facility in a large city in the southwestern part of the United States participated. Results: Satisfaction with the services provided during post-acute-care rehabilitation demonstrated medium effect size relationships to family caregiver depression, family dysfunction, and extent of rehabilitation needs met. Service use demonstrated a medium effect size relationship to caregiver family dysfunction. Conclusion: Findings present a call for future research to examine the role of service use and service satisfaction during the continuum of care from acute-care to long-term community integration following ABI.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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