Knowledge of Post-Concussional Syndrome: In Naive Laypersons, General Practitioners and People With a Minor Head Injury

MacKenzie, Janice A (2001) Knowledge of Post-Concussional Syndrome: In Naive Laypersons, General Practitioners and People With a Minor Head Injury. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This study is an audit of a year's referrals to a Sexual Abuse and Assault Clinic and the clinic's opt-in systems for both assessment and treatment. The author was interested in factors that may affect opt-in and attendance at the clinic. Data were collected for 162 clients from the referral letter and the assessment letter, if necessary. Details of the clients' demographic characteristics, mental health problems and abuse histories were noted. Substance abuse was found to influence opt-in, attendance and whether or not the client ends up in treatment. Anxiety problems and marital status also influenced attendance, whereas source of referral influenced length of wait for treatment. Possible reasons for these results are then discussed and some recommendations are made for future practice in the clinic to overcome these problems. The shortcomings of the study and suggestions for future research are also discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Tom McMillan
Keywords: Clinical psychology
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-75985
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:09
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75985

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