Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Group therapy and knowledge of neuroplastic principles: The impact of health literacy on client locus of control in a therapy setting
by Birtler, Erika R., M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 110; 1527888
Abstract (Summary)

The sequelae of brain injury often result in the need for life-long rehabilitation. Yet, patients in the United States often have limited opportunity to participate in a professional rehabilitation environment following their initial injury. This research investigates whether provision of a health literacy presentation on neuroplasticity and translational rehabilitation principles can contribute to increased internal Locus of Control (LoC) in rehabilitation participants. The researcher provided a 15 minute presentation to participants in two community brain injury groups. Results indicate an increase in the understanding of neuroplastic principles in two of three probes and in internal LoC in four of six probes. Clinical implications are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ostergren, Jennifer
Commitee: Hung, Pei-Fang, McMicken, Betty
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Communicative Disorders
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Speech therapy
Keywords: Aphasia, Health literacy, Locus of Control, Neuroplasticity, Traumatic Brain Injury
Publication Number: 1527888
ISBN: 9781303984112
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