Pilot intervention to promote tolerance for uncertainty in early multiple sclerosis.
Conclusions/Implications: These pilot results demonstrate that IU is responsive to a brief psychological intervention, and improvement with IU is associated with positive psychological outcomes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - June 24, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Associations among decisional autonomy, fatigue, pain, and well-being in long-term physical disability.
Conclusions: The findings indicate that levels of decisional autonomy may be important to QoL in individuals aging with physical limitations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 29, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Factors associated with high functioning despite distress in post-9/11 veterans.
Conclusions: These findings support the importance of identifying factors that can facilitate higher social, occupational, and general functional capacity for those with high levels of PTSD symptomatology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Consequences of perceived personal and group discrimination against people with physical disabilities.
Conclusion: This research makes two main contributions. From a theoretical perspective we found that perceived personal and group discrimination influence self-esteem through different paths. From an applied point of view, our results may contribute to the design of interventions to enhance the quality of life of people with physical disabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Diversity and social justice in disability: The heart and soul of rehabilitation psychology.
This article introduces a special issue of Rehabilitation Psychology on diversity and social justice in disability research. The 13 articles in this special issue coalesce around the 3 themes of (a) critical disability identity theory, (b) discrimination and prejudice, and (c) health disparities in the context of disability. This article introduces each of these articles and draws upon the work contained in this special issue to highlight important future directions for research on diversity and social justice in disability across the following areas: (a) nondisabled privilege, (b) rehabilitation versus cure versus adjustm...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 15, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Outcome prediction from post-injury resilience in patients with TBI.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the extent to which 1- and 2-year outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are predicted by resilience. Research Method/Design: This was an observational, longitudinal study of persons (n = 158) with moderate or severe TBI who completed both 1- and 2-year outcome assessments. Outcomes included anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7), depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9), life satisfaction (Satisfaction with Life Scale), substance misuse, and return-to-work measures. The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale was used to assess resilience at 3 or 6 months after injury. Results...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 11, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Patient perspectives of Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy for psychosocial issues post spinal cord injury.
Conclusions: ICBT was overall highlighted as an acceptable method of receiving care for people with SCI. The study provides direction for improving delivery of ICBT to ensure this method of treatment meets the needs of individuals with SCI. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - April 8, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

An evaluation of the behavioral inhibition and behavioral activation system (BIS-BAS) model of pain.
This study evaluated the behavioral inhibition and activation system (BIS-BAS) model of pain. Frontal alpha asymmetry (FAA) as a possible neurophysiological correlate of the BIS-BAS was also explored, as was the role of personality factors. Research Method: A cross-sectional study was completed at the University of (The University of Queensland). The sample was N = 69 adults with chronic low back pain. Self-report and data were collected as a part of a treatment outcome study. Correlational analyses were conducted between theorized BIS-BAS-related measures of cognitions (catastrophizing, control beliefs), emotion (depressi...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Microaggressions experienced by people with multiple sclerosis in the workplace: An exploratory study using Sue’s taxonomy.
This study used a community-based participatory research approach and qualitative design. Adults with MS (N = 29) with current or recent work experience were recruited to participate in a focus group study. Eight focus groups were conducted and transcripts analyzed using qualitative content analysis to generate themes and subthemes. Study protocol, coding, and interpretations underwent a validity check by an external advisory group consisting of researchers in the field and individuals with MS. Results: Almost all of the participants in this study reported experiencing some form of microaggressions in their workplace. Seve...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Factor analysis of the Caregiver Appraisal Scale in military TBI.
Conclusions/Implications: Military and civilian caregivers have overlapping and differing concerns. The findings support a 37-item four-factor model of caregiving stress appraisal that has the potential for use as an outcome measure for developing caregiver interventions. It may be as useful to administer a reduced 37-item measure of the CAS to caregivers as the original 47-item measure, but further development is required. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 21, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Factors related to perceived burden among caregivers of service members/veterans following TBI.
Purpose/Objective: To examine factors related to perceived caregiving burden in a sample of caregivers assisting service members and veterans (SMVs) across four areas: SMV injury and health status; caregiver life circumstances; caregiver duty and responsibilities; and caregiver needs. Research Method/Design: Participants were 214 caregivers (95.8% female; 86.0% spouse/partner; Age: M = 38.6 years [SD = 10.4]) of SMVs who sustained a mild, moderate, severe, or penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI). Caregivers were recruited from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and via community outreach. Participants complet...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 21, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

“I battle pain every single day”: Pain-related illness intrusiveness among persons with multiple sclerosis.
This study aimed to determine the extent to which PwMS experience pain as a particularly intrusive problem among the totality of their experience of MS-related challenges and to examine how cognitive and affective factors, including resiliency, are associated with PwMS’s pain-related illness intrusiveness. Method: Participants (N = 161) were PwMS with at least mild pain who were recruited through the North American Research Committee on Multiple Sclerosis Registry for this cross-sectional study. Participants completed the Illness Intrusiveness Ratings Scale twice regarding their (a) MS and (b) pain. Multiple regressi...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 21, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

The impact of motivational interviewing training on rehabilitation counselors: Assessing working alliance and client engagement. A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusions: The findings of this research indicated a need for carefully developed counseling trainings and incorporation of the evidence-based practices in the VR programs to provide better quality of rehabilitation services. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Discrimination at every turn: An intersectional ecological lens for rehabilitation.
Purpose: Intersectionality has been increasingly prevalent in the rehabilitation literature. It has been warned, however, that there can be a flattening of intersectionality should social scientists exclude the various systemic paradigms which contribute to, and sustain, marginalization. In seeking a remedy to this issue, the article establishes an intersectional ecological framework for use in rehabilitation psychology. Using Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems theory, the article posits a framework both visually and conceptually, that can be used to discuss the intersection of identities in each system. Design: The...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - March 7, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Clinician perspectives delivering telehealth interventions to children/families impacted by pediatric traumatic brain injury.
Conclusions: Findings provide an important foundation for future investigations examining the merits of telepsychology versus traditional treatment for both pediatric rehabilitation populations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - February 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Involvement in compensation litigation and outcome from an online pain management program.
Conclusions: Current involvement in compensation litigation was associated with lower treatment completion and less symptom improvement. Nevertheless, the positive findings have significant implications for people involved in workers’ compensation and other litigation who report pain as one of their symptoms. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - February 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Family members of people with disabilities’ explicit and implicit disability attitudes.
Conclusion: More work is necessary to reduce prominent and systemic negative attitudes about disability as most family members still had negative attitudes about people with disabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - February 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Psychology consultation patterns in a medical intensive care unit: A brief report.
Purpose/Objective: Intensive care unit (ICU) survivors frequently experience long-lasting mental health, cognitive, and physiologic challenges. Psychologists have a role in providing interventions to reduce patient distress during critical illness and improve outcomes. There is limited data regarding psychology consultations in the ICU. This brief report characterizes psychology consultations in a medical intensive care unit (MICU) in an academic medical center. Method: Psychology consultations were prospectively tracked, with patient-related data retrospectively collected and analyzed. Results: A total of 79 consecutive p...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - February 25, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

#SaytheWord: A disability culture commentary on the erasure of “disability”.
Conclusion: The field of psychology has a rich tradition of appreciation of cultural diversity and individual difference; yet, disability has largely been left out of these efforts. The disability movement is moving toward the status of a diverse cultural group with a social justice agenda parallel to those of other marginalized communities. The authors posit that psychology must play a stronger role in advancing the human rights of people with disabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - February 14, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Personal resource profiles of individuals with chronic pain: Sociodemographic and pain interference differences.
Conclusions/Implications: The findings suggest a robust association between economic disparity and personal resource profiles among individuals with chronic pain. The role of different personal resource profiles in pain interference appears to differ by chronic pain condition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - January 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Impact of racial-ethnic minority status and systemic vulnerabilities on time to acute TBI rehabilitation admission in an urban public hospital setting.
Conclusions/Implications: Overall, findings indicate that sociodemographic factors including race/ethnicity and systemic vulnerabilities impact injury severity and time to acute TBI rehabilitation admission. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - January 28, 2019 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Impacts of early powered mobility provision on disability identity: A case study.
Conclusion: Similarities and differences were present within the situated experiences of each family. Experiences were foregrounded by instances of emerging identity development throughout provision processes that were influenced by caregiver perceptions of disability (positive vs. negative), aesthetics and function (medical vs. adventure), and perceived intent of the devices (an opportunity for freedom vs. prolonging need for undesired mobility equipment). These findings highlight the varied dynamics and spheres of influence this transaction may have on the developing identity of children with disabilities, which may ulti...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Socioeconomic resources predict trajectories of depression and resilience following disability.
Conclusion: The course of adjustment in response to disability onset is heterogeneous. Our results confirm the presence of multiple pathways of adjustment surrounding late-life disability, with the most common outcome being near-zero depressive symptoms for the duration of the study. Socioeconomic resources strongly predicted membership in the resilient class compared with all other classes, indicating that such resources may play a protective role during the stress of physical disability onset. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Evaluation of a 12-month lifestyle intervention by individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Weight gain and inactivity are common problems for individuals living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Yet, interventions to support a healthy lifestyle specific to individuals with TBI are lacking. The purpose of this study was to complete a program evaluation of a 12-month evidence-based healthy lifestyle intervention adapted for people with a TBI. Eighteen participants completed a brief interview after the yearlong intervention to determine their perceptions of the program effectiveness as well as barriers and facilitators in making lifestyle changes. Participants reported staff, tracking of dietary and activity beh...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Reconceptualizing rehabilitation of individuals with chronic symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury.
Conclusions/Implications: Based on these findings we encourage rehabilitation professionals to “re-conceptualize” the factors that likely underlie chronic PCS and the most effective treatment for this condition. We propose that CBT interventions focusing on comorbid and underlying mental health issues should be an essential, not adjunctive, treatment approach for chronic PCS. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - December 20, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Barriers to healthcare services and supports for signing deaf older adults.
Conclusions/Implications: Individuals may face unusual challenges, indicating a serious public health crisis on the horizon as the demographic of deaf older adults continues to grow. This paper will discuss what is known about the intersection of aging, Deaf culture, and health care access, and suggest policy and practice recommendations for the future. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Microaggressions and social support among sexual minorities with physical disabilities.
This study is among the first to explore the relationship between microaggressions and social support in a multiply marginalized community. Research Method: One-hundred and 92 sexual minority (i.e., bisexual, gay, lesbian, pansexual, queer, questioning, same-sex/gender attracted) participants with physical disabilities completed measures related to microaggressions, social support, and mental health via an online survey. Results: Results suggest that for SMPWDs, greater ableist microaggressions within sexual minority communities were associated with lower satisfaction with LGBTQ social supports. In addition, ableist and ho...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Disability identity and allyship in rehabilitation psychology: Sit, stand, sign, and show up.
Conclusion: In this conceptual paper, we framed disability in terms of both the medical and social models and argues that thinking about disability identity requires attention to the social model of disability. This attention is important, because it allows practitioners to think about themselves as allies to a particular community, rather than experts who must only “fix” clients’ disabilities to elicit positive identity development. This shift toward allyship requires attention, engagement, and openness to see clients simultaneously as individuals and as members of a powerful, diverse community with a un...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - November 29, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Effects of virtual walking on spinal cord injury-related neuropathic pain: A randomized, controlled trial.
Conclusion: Results from this trial suggest that virtual walking treatment may benefit certain aspects of NP, such as associated unpleasantness, as well as certain sensory qualities of that pain. Efficacy of this treatment modality to reduce overall pain severity remains unclear, and may be modulated by other injury, individual, or personality characteristics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - November 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predicting trajectories of posttraumatic growth following acquired physical disability.
Conclusions/Implications: These findings point to ways in which clinical researchers can better understand PTG following acquired physical disability and investigate the honing of psychological interventions to more precisely target specific modifiable predictors of PTG. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - November 1, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Gender differences in employment and economic quality of life following traumatic brain injury.
Conclusion: The results suggest that if unemployed prior to injury, women with TBI are less likely to be employed postinjury and also experience decreased economic quality of life postinjury, regardless of employment status. Although further research is needed to determine which strategies will improve economic quality of life for women with TBI, clinicians may utilize these preliminary findings to guide treatment and advocacy efforts. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 22, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Sex/gender disparities in health outcomes of individuals with long-term disabling conditions.
Background: Women with disabling conditions experience health disparities relative to nondisabled women, but few studies have compared women and men with disabling conditions. Objectives: To investigate gender differences in physical functioning and emotional health among individuals with long-term disabling conditions, that is, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, postpolio syndrome, or spinal cord injury. Method: From a mailed survey of 1,862 adults with long-term disabling conditions, we used the 12-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) physical functioning to assess physical limit...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Patterns of workplace discrimination across broad categories of disability.
Conclusions: Noteworthy differences exist regarding the experience of workplace discrimination among basis categories of disability, especially with respect to sensory impairment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Psychological difficulties and parental well-being in children with musculoskeletal problems in the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health.
This study compared children with and without current musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on key indices of child psychological adjustment and parental well-being. Research Method: Prevalence estimates of psychological problems were compared for children ages 2–17 years with and without current MSK problems in the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children’s Health. Multivariate logistic regression analyses examined the effects of MSK problem severity on the risk of psychological concerns. Results: Population level differences in prevalence estimates were observed in psychological difficulties. Children with MSK problems...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Positive factors, pain, and function in adults with multiple sclerosis.
Objective: Much is known about the associations between negative factors and adjustment to chronic pain. However, less is known about how positive factors (e.g., positive affect [PA], resilience) function in relation to disability and mood in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). To better understand how positive factors contribute to function we sought to determine if (a) PA and/or trait resilience moderate the associations between pain intensity and function (pain interference, depressive symptoms), and (b) trait resilience concurrently mediates the association between PA and function in a sample of individuals with ...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Anxiety, depression, and function in individuals with chronic physical conditions: A longitudinal analysis.
Objective: This longitudinal study examined the unique relationship between anxiety, symptoms (pain intensity, sleep disturbance, fatigue severity), and function domains (self-reported cognitive function, physical function, satisfaction with social roles) in individuals with chronic physical conditions, independent of depressive symptoms. Method: Three surveys were mailed on an approximately yearly basis to community-dwelling adults with one of four chronic physical conditions (spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, postpoliomyelitis syndrome). The first survey was completed by 1594 individuals (T1). O...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 8, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Virtual reality analgesia for burn joint flexibility: A randomized controlled trial.
Conclusion: Immersive VR reduced pain during ROM exercises that were under the control of the patient. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - October 4, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

A feminist, biopsychosocial subjective well-being framework for women with fibromyalgia.
Conclusion: The present study provided strong support for a biopsychosocial framework encompassing the medical environment, FMS severity, illness centrality, and meaningful role-functioning to predict SWB in women with FMS. As a feminist framework, the primary research model needs further refinement but still has significant implications for conceptualization, treatment, and future research. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 27, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Service needs and health outcomes among caregivers of service members and veterans following TBI.
Purpose/Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the (a) prevalence of unmet caregiver needs across eight health care and social service needs and the (b) impact of unmet needs on caregiver health and appraisal outcomes. Research Method/Design: Participants were 264 caregivers (95.8% female; 85.2% spouse/partner) providing help to service members and veterans who sustained a mild to severe or penetrating traumatic brain injury. Caregivers were recruited from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Maryland) and via community outreach to participate in the congressionally mandated 15-year Longitudinal Traum...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 24, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Functional independence after acquired brain injury: Prospective effects of health self-efficacy and cognitive impairment.
Objective: To examine how health self-efficacy and cognitive impairment severity relate to functional independence after acquired brain injury (ABI). Design: Observational. Setting: Outpatient rehabilitation hospital. Participants: Seventy-five adults with predominately stroke or traumatic brain injury who were beginning a course of occupational therapy. Main Measures: Health self-efficacy was assessed with the Self-Rated Abilities for Health Practices. Cognitive functioning was assessed via a composite z score of neuropsychological tests. Trait affectivity was assessed with the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. Funct...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 24, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Emotional and cognitive difficulties, help-seeking, and barriers to treatment in neurological disorders.
Conclusions/Implications: We found high levels of comorbid psychological distress among people with neurological disorders, widespread barriers to receiving care, and a high level of interest in an online self-management program that might help overcome barriers to accessing psychological treatment for mood symptoms and impaired cognitive function. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 24, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Predictors of physical activity among rural adults following cardiac rehabilitation.
Conclusion: Similar to urban populations, the predictors of post–cardiac-rehab physical activity among rural adults predominantly emanate from the psychological domain. Findings support the need to strengthen the focus of cardiac rehabilitation program design on self-management skills and behaviors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 24, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Pain beliefs mediate relations between general resilience and dysfunction from chronic back pain.
Conclusions/Implications: Together, results underscored specific pain beliefs underlying the pathway between resilience and reduced dysfunction from chronic back pain. Aside from evaluating dysfunctional expectancies (e.g., pain catastrophizing) and outcomes, practitioners and researchers should consider beliefs about personal effectiveness in managing pain within assessment and treatment protocols of chronic back pain. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Early recovery following traumatic brain injury and alcohol withdrawal management.
Purpose: To compare recovery experienced during inpatient rehabilitation among individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) based on whether their acute care included the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol (CIWA) protocol. Design: Participants included 234 individuals with TBI who completed inpatient rehabilitation at a TBI Model Systems site. Of these, 67 patients were treated using the CIWA protocol (TBI + CIWA); 167 patients were treated for TBI alone (TBI only). Demographic, injury, and treatment variables between the 2 groups were compared. A repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) compared D...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Exploring service dogs for rehabilitation of veterans with PTSD: A microbiome perspective.
Conclusions/Implications: Theoretically, the use of service dogs for rehabilitation of Veterans with PTSD could improve mental health outcomes. To the best of our knowledge the impact that therapy dogs have on the microbiome of the owners, as well as their built environments, has yet to be explored. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Towards an integration of the health promotion models of self-determination theory and theory of planned behavior among people with chronic pain.
Conclusions: Despite preexisting pain and functional disability, the findings suggest that health behavior factors from both SDT and TPB are associated with physical activity and exercise participation. This line of research should encourage rehabilitation professionals to recommend regular physical activity and exercise, while simultaneously addressing and monitoring the SDT and TPB factors that are well-timed and appropriate for persons with chronic pain through motivation-oriented rehabilitation approaches. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Exploring the peer mentorship experiences of adults with spinal cord injury.
Conclusion/Implications: The present findings extend our understanding of SCI peer mentorship from the perspective of the mentee and particularly from an SDT angle. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Personal disability identity in retinitis pigmentosa.
Conclusions/Implications: Future research on disability identity may benefit from a separate consideration of disability denial and disability affirmation. Lower disability denial predicts higher general self-efficacy in RP. Clinical implications include supporting personal disability acceptance rather than attempting to “normalize” individuals with disabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - September 13, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Cognitive Log performance among individuals without brain injury in an inpatient rehabilitation setting.
Conclusions/Implications: This study provides an estimate of normative Cognitive Log performance in a nonbrain injured population. This information is especially useful in that it signifies that both neurological and non-neurological factors contribute to Cognitive Log performance, and this information may shape how clinicians conceptualize scores in patients with and without brain injury. Age and longstanding intellectual abilities should be taken into consideration when interpreting Cognitive Log performances, developing rehabilitation strategies, and determining need for additional testing. (PsycINFO Database Record (c)...
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - August 16, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

Subjective well-being differs with age in multiple sclerosis: A brief report.
Conclusions: Results are consistent with theoretical predictions and observations of improved subjective well-being with age in the general population. Younger individuals with MS may be at higher risk for depression and poor QOL. Additional research is needed to model the findings in larger samples and clarify the theoretical mechanisms of the observed associations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: Rehabilitation Psychology)
Source: Rehabilitation Psychology - August 16, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research