Coping after acquired brain injury : road to adaptation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • van Heugten, Caroline, Supervisor
  • Verhey, Frans, Supervisor
  • Stapert, Sven, Co-Supervisor
Award date21 Dec 2012
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Print ISBNs9789075579642
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • brain injury
  • quality of life
  • coping
  • rehabilitation


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