Journal article

The lived experience of behaviours of concern: A qualitative study of men with traumatic brain injury

Kate Rachel Gould, Amelia J Hicks, Malcolm Hopwood, Justin Kenardy, Iveta Krivonos, Narelle Warren, Jennie L Ponsford

NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Behaviours of Concern (BoC) are a debilitating consequence of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Whilst perspectives of clinicians, carers and family members on BoC have been previously explored, few qualitative studies have included individuals with TBI. The aim of this study was to explore the lived experience of BoC in individuals with TBI, their close others and clinicians. METHOD: Eleven males with TBI and BoC were recruited and 25 semi-structured qualitative interviews were conducted (9 individuals with TBI, 9 close others, 7 clinicians). A six-phase thematic analysis approach was utilised. RESULTS: Frequent and persistent BoC were reported and the key themes identified..

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