REACT-Recovery Enhancement from Traumatic Brain Injury using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a feasibility study

Moynan, Claire (2015) REACT-Recovery Enhancement from Traumatic Brain Injury using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: a feasibility study. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Objective: Following transfer of responsibility of health care for people in prisons in Scotland to the NHS in 2011, there has been growing interest in understanding the service-need for people with head injury (HI). As an initial step, this review systematically assesses the literature on the prevalence of HI in people in prisons and the proportion of these with persisting disability. Methods: Searches were carried out using electronic databases (PsycINFO, Cochrane Databases, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science). Reference lists of two meta-analyses were checked for papers relevant to the prevalence of HI in adult prison populations. Results: Eight studies were included. They report HI prevalence in samples of prisoners of 25-86%. Quality was rated as low in seven (30-43%) and very-low in one (19%). One study reported upon disabilities associated with HI. Overall, these studies use a range of HI definitions, unrepresentative samples and do not use matched-controls. Conclusion: The prevalence of HI in prisoners remains unclear. This is linked to the low quality of study design and methods used. Service need is unclear because few studies consider whether disability has persisted after HI.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Systematic Review, Prison, Head Injury, prevalence
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: McMillan, Prof Tom and McLeod, Dr Hamish and White, Dr Ross and O'Neill, Dr Brian
Date of Award: 2015
Depositing User: Ms Claire Moynan
Unique ID: glathesis:2015-6671
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 13:50
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 11:37
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/6671

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