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Adjustment of patients with burns on face and hands

by Lim, Kwai-tat

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) Adjustment 9 Abstract The effects of locus of control, controllability and social support on adjustment of patients with burns on face and/or hands were investigated. Nineteen male and female subjects with age from 20 to 48 years (Average = 29.4), who had been discharged from the hospital for one to four years were interviewed in person or on the phone. Social network was found to have positive effects on psychological adjustment (body image and affect) but not on social adjustment. Congruence of locus of control and controllability showed no relationships with adjustment. Moreover, locus of control was not found to correlate with help-seeking patterns. The effects of some clinical conditions on adjustment were found. The influence of sample size is discussed, and suggestions about future research on similar parameters are made,
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School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:burns and scalds psychological aspects

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Date of Publication:01/01/1989

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