Aggressiveness; Brain damage--Patients--Rehabilitation; Caregivers--Training of--United States; Medical personnel--caregiver relationships; Caregivers--Family relationships--United States; Educational Web sites
Aggression is common in traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors (Rao et al., 2009) and can increase caregiver burden (Gan et al., 2006). For TBI survivors who are parents, aggression may also negatively impact parenting skills (Charles, et al., 2007). Resources that support survivors as parents are few (Kieffer-Kristensen, Teasdale, & Bilenberg, 2011), as are supports for their caregivers (Turner et al., 2010). We created a website to educate caregivers about TBI, stressmanagement techniques that help TBI survivors manage aggression, and family activities that facilitate positive interactions with children. When piloted to four people, feedback demonstrated that all goals were met and the website was reported to be helpful.
Tatiana Kaminsky, PhD, OTR/L
Yvonne Swinth, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Date of Completion
Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Date of Award
University of Puget Sound