Each person has his own coping style, in other words dealing with stressful situations. After a brain injury the patient, but also his direct environment, will have to (learn) dealing with the often permanent consequences of this injury. These consequences can negatively influence daily life. This research has shown that after a brain injury, patients are inclined to rather avoid problems than actively search for solutions. It also turned out that patients with a more active lifestyle experience a higher quality of life. Teaching active coping styles should therefore take an important place in the treatment.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Dec 2012|
|Place of Publication||[S.l.]|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
- brain injury
- quality of life