Factors Related to Depression among Patients with Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

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Nachanok Aiadsuy
Warisa Kanbuala
Khemaradee Masingboon


This descriptive correlational research aimed to investigate depression in patients with moderate traumatic brain injury and the relationships of disability, communication ability, and social support to depression in patients with moderate traumatic brain injury. The transition theory was used to guide this study. The sample
consisted of 88 patients with moderate traumatic brain injury who followed up in regional hospitals. The sample was selected by the inclusion criteria. The five instruments used in the study were: 1) the Demographic Data Form; 2) the Disability Rating Scale; 3) the Communicative Effectiveness Index; 4) the Personal Resources Questionnaire; and 5) the Beck Depression Inventory. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficient. The results revealed that the
majority of patients with moderate traumatic brain injury (59.09%) had mild depression. The disability was positively related to depression, while the communication ability and social support were negatively related to depression. This study suggests that nurses should be aware of depression in patients with moderate traumatic brain injury and promote communication ability and social support to care for this population.


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Aiadsuy N, Kanbuala W, Masingboon K. Factors Related to Depression among Patients with Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury . Rama Nurs J [Internet]. 2020May7 [cited 2020Aug.12];26(1):46-0. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/RNJ/article/view/202097


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