Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury

P. Blakeney, David Herndon, M. H. Desai, S. Beard, P. Wales-Seale

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Young adult survivors of severe childhood burn injuries were assessed for indicators of psychopathology and for factors that might enhance psychosocial adjustment. The results describe this group of burn victims as young people of average intelligence, still in school or otherwise employed and within normal limits on the measures of psychological adjustment. Some individuals, however, did evidence significant indicators of psychological disturbance. The only factors identified as significantly differentiating the most obviously disturbed subjects from the better-adjusted or well-adjusted victims were the perceptions held by those subjects that their families are less cohesive and less independent. These results emphsize the need to promote the familial support system and to encourage the values of autonomy and self-sufficiency. The results also affirm that severely injured burn victims can be expected to develop acceptably happy lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-665
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Volume9
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988

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Social Adjustment
Psychopathology
Intelligence
Survivors
Young Adult
Psychology
Wounds and Injuries
Emotional Adjustment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Blakeney, P., Herndon, D., Desai, M. H., Beard, S., & Wales-Seale, P. (1988). Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 9(6), 661-665.

Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury. / Blakeney, P.; Herndon, David; Desai, M. H.; Beard, S.; Wales-Seale, P.

In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, Vol. 9, No. 6, 1988, p. 661-665.

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Blakeney, P, Herndon, D, Desai, MH, Beard, S & Wales-Seale, P 1988, 'Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury', Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 661-665.
Blakeney P, Herndon D, Desai MH, Beard S, Wales-Seale P. Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1988;9(6):661-665.
Blakeney, P. ; Herndon, David ; Desai, M. H. ; Beard, S. ; Wales-Seale, P. / Long-term psychosocial adjustment following burn injury. In: Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation. 1988 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 661-665.
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