Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Getting Ahead of Postconcussion Syndrome: An Examination of Premorbid Factors
by Waller, Christopher S., M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 55; 13865878
Abstract (Summary)

Postconcussion syndrome (PCS), the protracted recovery profile following a TBI is not well understood. Previous investigations suggest premorbid and post-injury factors may play a pathogenic role, though few investigations have examined interaction effects. The purpose of this study was the examination of factors contributing to the severity of PCS. Eighty-seven participants (recruited online) that endorsed history of TBI, completed the Insomnia Severity Index, Epworth Sleepiness Scale, Big Five Inventory 10, and the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory. A moderating effect of high conscientiousness on the relationship between measures of daytime sleepiness and PCS was observed (ΔR2 = .054, F (1, 83) = 6.51, p < .05). Both high and low neuroticism moderated the relationship between insomnia and PCS severity (ΔR2 = .035, F (1, 83) = 5.01, p < .05). While these results were unexpected they offer a route to a greater degree of personalized rehabilitation services following TBI.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Pawlow, Laura
Commitee: Pawlow, Laura, Pettibone, Jonathan C., Pomerantz, Andrew
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Neurosciences, Psychology, Physiological psychology
Keywords: PCS, Personality, Postconcussion syndrome, Sleep, TBI, Traumatic brain injury
Publication Number: 13865878
ISBN: 978-1-392-24188-2
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