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dc.contributor.authorVeliu, Bahrie
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-29T21:29:18Z
dc.date.available2015-01-29T21:29:18Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/6188
dc.description.abstractThis thesis presents the results of psychological and neuropsychological assessment of a group of refugees with PTSD and a group of refugees with co-morbid TBI and PTSD. The study was designed to evaluate the outcome related to co-morbid TBI+PTSD, compared to the outcome of PTSD alone. In addition, this study also evaluated the methodological barriers in neuropsychological assessment of refugees. Eighteen refugees diagnosed with PTSD and depression participated in the study. Seven of them reported head injuries that had led to loss of consciousness, and were assigned to the TBI+PTSD group with the remaining eleven in the PTSD only group. Results indicated that neuropsychological assessment of refugees is challenging due to linguistic and cross-cultural barriers. Despite the adjustment of assessment according to suggestions from the literature, most refugees had difficulty doing the assessment, and for a small number assessment with the measures used in this study proved impossible. Nonparametric tests and boxplots were used to evaluate the differences between the TBI+PTSD group and the PTSD Only group in terms of psychological symptoms, self-reported functioning, and neuropsychological outcome. While no significant result was detected, possibly due to small sample size and high variability within the sample, the box plots revealed a number of tendencies that were consistent with the study's hypotheses.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectPost traumatic stress disorder diagnosisen_US
dc.subjectBrain damage diagnosisen_US
dc.subjectNeuropsychological testsen_US
dc.subjectPsychologyen_US
dc.titleNeuropsychological assessment of refugee survivors of war and torture : a thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineClinical Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Clinical Psychology (D. Clin. Psych.)en_US


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