Treatment compliance and hostility levels of head-injured psychiatric outpatients

I. M. Salloum, E. J. Jenkins, B. Thompson, D. Levi, Y. Burnett

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Abstract

Twenty-eight head-injured psychiatrically ill patients were compared in terms of compliance with psychiatric treatment and hostility levels to a matched control group of 28 non-head-injured psychiatrically ill patients attending a community mental health clinic. Results indicated that the two groups did not differ in treatment compliance. However, the head-injured group had significantly less rapport with their therapists. Hostility measures revealed that male head-injured patients scored significantly higher on the assaultive scale; and the severity of the head injury correlated positively with levels of hostility and with reported problems at school.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-564
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume82
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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