Relationship of family schema to family adaptation to brain injury

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The relationship between family schema and family adaptation to brain injury was investigated. Participants were 87 primary caregivers of persons with brain injuries in Wisconsin who are parr of a comprehensive, longitudinal study of family adaptation to having a member with a brain injury. Stepwise multiple regression of variables measuring family schema on family adaptation indicated that manageability and meaningfulness were predictive of family adaptation. Thus the hypothesis that family adaptation can be predicted from variables measuring family schema was supported. Family intervention and research implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)821-830
Number of pages10
JournalBrain Injury
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology


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