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Psychological adjustment following work-related hand injury: 18-month follow-up. Ann Plast Surg 1992 Dec;29(6):537-42 PMID: 1466550

Pubmed ID

1466550

Abstract

Severe, work-related hand injuries are often accompanied by a significant number of psychological symptoms that are frequently associated with posttraumatic stress disorders. These symptoms occur in the following four domains of psychological functioning: cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral. This study examined the incidence of a variety of symptoms occurring with work-injured patients. Interviews were conducted at 1 week, 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 18 months after injury. Symptom frequencies were recorded. The results indicate that many of these symptoms were persistent 18 months later and continued to be significantly debilitating. The results support the need for psychological intervention after severe, work-related hand injuries.

Author List

Grunert BK, Devine CA, Matloub HS, Sanger JR, Yousif NJ, Anderson RC, Roell SM

Authors

Brad K. Grunert PhD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Hani S. Matloub MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin
James R. Sanger MD Professor in the Plastic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Accidents, Occupational
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adult
Affective Symptoms
Follow-Up Studies
Hand Injuries
Humans
Middle Aged
Psychotherapy
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
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