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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Impairments in theory of mind shortly after traumatic brain injury and at 1-year follow-up
Authors: Milders, Maarten
Ietswaart, Magdalena
Crawford, John R
Currie, David
Contact Email: magdalena.ietswaart@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: traumatic brain injury
theory of mind
executive function
recovery
follow-up
Issue Date: Jul-2006
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Milders M, Ietswaart M, Crawford JR & Currie D (2006) Impairments in theory of mind shortly after traumatic brain injury and at 1-year follow-up, Neuropsychology, 20 (4), pp. 400-408.
Abstract: Most studies into acquired theory of mind (ToM) deficits assessed patients once, long after the onset of brain injury. As a result, the time course of acquired ToM impairments is largely unknown. The present study examined whether ToM impairments following traumatic brain injury (TBI) recover, remain stable, or worsen over time. Because of the alleged association between ToM and social communication, ToM impairments may deteriorate because of changes in patients' social environment following injury. ToM ability and executive functioning were assessed shortly after injury and at 1-year follow-up. Compared with the orthopedic control group, the TBI group was impaired on ToM and executive functioning tasks at both assessments. Furthermore, the ToM impairments in the TBI group remained stable over time.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/20240
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0894-4105.20.4.400
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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Psychology
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

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