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Caring for our wounded warriors: A qualitative examination of health-related quality of life in caregivers of individuals with military-related traumatic brain injury

Noelle E. Carlozzi, PhD, et al.

Caring for wounded warriors with traumatic brain injury is a complex experience and can both positively and negatively affect caregiver healthrelated quality of life (HRQOL). Focus groups were conducted to identify the diverse aspects of HRQOL that are most relevant to these caregivers. Areas of discussion that were somewhat unique to this population (relative to other caregiving populations) included anger regarding barriers to physical and mental health services (for caregivers and servicemembers), emotional suppression (putting on a brave face for others, even when things are not going well), and hypervigilance (controlling one's behavior/environment to prevent upsetting the servicemember). Future work is needed to address the complicated issues that face these caregivers and the servicemembers for whom they provide care.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.07.0136

Volume 53 Number 6, 2016
   Pages 669 — 680


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Carlozzi NE, Brickell TA, French LM, Sander A, Kratz AL, Tulsky DS, Chiaravalloti ND, Hahn EA, Kallen M, Austin AM, Miner JA, Lange RT. Caring for our wounded warriors: A qualitative examination of health-related quality of life in caregivers of individuals with military-related traumatic brain injury. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2016; 53(6):669–80.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2015.07.0136
ORCID: Noelle E. Carlozzi, PhD: 0000-0003-0439-9429
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