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Expressive Electronic Journal Writing: Freedom of Communication for Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

Expressive Electronic Journal Writing: Freedom of Communication for Survivors of Acquired Brain... In addition to the impaired ability to effectively communicate, adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) also experience high incidences of depression, social isolation, and decreased quality of life. Expressive writing programs have been shown to be effective in alleviating these concomitant impairments in other populations including incarcerated inmates (Lane, Writing as a road to self-discovery, F & W, Cincinnati 1993). In addition, computer applications such as email have been suggested as an effective means of improving communication and social isolation in adults with brain injury (Sohlberg et al. [2003]. Brain Injury, 17(7), 609–629). This investigation examines the effects of on-line expressive journal writing on the communication, emotional status, social integration and quality of life of individuals with brain injury. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Psycholinguistic Research Springer Journals

Expressive Electronic Journal Writing: Freedom of Communication for Survivors of Acquired Brain Injury

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Psychology; Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Psychology; Psychology, general
ISSN
0090-6905
eISSN
1573-6555
DOI
10.1007/s10936-007-9062-y
pmid
18004660
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Abstract

In addition to the impaired ability to effectively communicate, adults with acquired brain injury (ABI) also experience high incidences of depression, social isolation, and decreased quality of life. Expressive writing programs have been shown to be effective in alleviating these concomitant impairments in other populations including incarcerated inmates (Lane, Writing as a road to self-discovery, F & W, Cincinnati 1993). In addition, computer applications such as email have been suggested as an effective means of improving communication and social isolation in adults with brain injury (Sohlberg et al. [2003]. Brain Injury, 17(7), 609–629). This investigation examines the effects of on-line expressive journal writing on the communication, emotional status, social integration and quality of life of individuals with brain injury.

Journal

Journal of Psycholinguistic ResearchSpringer Journals

Published: Nov 15, 2007

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