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Spinal Cord Injuries: Psychological, Social, and Vocational Adjustment focuses on the process of adjustment to spinal cord injuries, including rehabilitation, medical intervention, and examination of the daily life of persons with this kind of injury. The book first discusses the consequences of spinal cord injury and rehabilitation as a behavior change process, including physical symptoms of spinal cord injury; rehabilitation process and treatment systems; approach to the concept of adjustment; and suicide and self-neglect. The manuscript also deals with the psychological factors in the adjustment to spinal cord injury. Topics include emotional reactions at onset of spinal cord injury; personality characteristics of persons with spinal cord injury; and factors associated with adjustment to spinal cord injury. The publication takes a look at the social factors in the adjustment to spinal cord injury, as well as the social implications of disability, family relationships, recreation, aging, and task of socialization. The book also reviews the variables related with productivity following spinal cord injury and sexuality and spinal cord injury. The effect of the treatment environment on adjustment to spinal cord injury and therapeutics techniques are discussed. The manuscript is a dependable reference for readers interested in the psychological, social, and productivity implications of spinal cord injuries.
List of Figures and Tables
Part I—Spinal Cord Injury and the Rehabilitation Process
1 The Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury
2 Rehabilitation as a Behavior Change Process
Part II—Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury: The State of the Art
3 Psychological Factors in the Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury
4 Social Factors in the Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury
5 Variables Associated with Productivity Following Spinal Cord Injury
6 Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury
7 The Effect of the Treatment Environment on Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury
8 Therapeutic Techniques
9 Adjustment to Spinal Cord Injury: An Overview
Part III—Future Directions
10 Research Issues and Methodologies
11 An Expanded View of Rehabilitation
About the Author
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- © Pergamon 1980
- 1st January 1980
- eBook ISBN:
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