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Exploring positive adjustment in people with spinal cord injury

Dibb, B, Ellis-Hill, C, Donovan-Hall, M, Burridge, J and Rushton, D (2014) Exploring positive adjustment in people with spinal cord injury Journal of Health Psychology, 19 (8). pp. 1043-1054.

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This study explored adjustment in people with spinal cord injury; data from four focus groups are presented. Thematic analysis revealed four themes, managing goals and expectations, comparison with others, feeling useful and acceptance, showing participants positively engaged in life, positively interpreted social comparison information and set realistic goals and expectations. These positive strategies show support for adjustment theories, such as the Cognitive Adaptation Theory, the Control Process Theory and Response Shift Theory. These results also provide insight into the adjustment process of a person with spinal cord injury and may be useful in tailoring support during rehabilitation. © The Author(s) 2013.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ellis-Hill, C
Donovan-Hall, M
Burridge, J
Rushton, D
Date : 2014
DOI : 10.1177/1359105313483158
Uncontrolled Keywords : Focus groups, Positive adjustment, Qualitative, Spinal cord injury, Thematic analysis, adaptive behavior, adult, aged, behavioral medicine, female, human, information processing, male, middle aged, psychology, qualitative research, spinal cord injury, Adaptation, Psychological, Adult, Aged, Behavioral Medicine, Female, Focus Groups, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Qualitative Research, Spinal Cord Injuries
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Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:45
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 20:00

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