Structured group psychotherapy for individuals with spinal cord injury Public Deposited

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  • This investigation was conducted to determine the effectiveness of Personal Achievement Skills (PAS), a structured group psychotherapy approach, on the productivity, social functioning, self-esteem, locus of control, and life satisfaction of individuals with traumatic spinal cord injury. Subjects for the study were recruited through disability advocacy organizations, state disability service agencies, and local colleges, universities, and rehabilitation centers. The research design utilized was a randomized, pretest, posttest control group design with 15 experimental and 14 control group subjects. A behavioral Activity Questionnaire was specially designed for the study to assess productivity. It included activities such as employment, educational pursuits, social and community involvement, volunteer work, and family responsibilities. Other measures included: (a) the Affiliative Tendency Scale, (b) the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, (c) the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale, and (d) the Life Satisfaction Index. The results of the investigation indicated that PAS group participants, in comparison to the control group, improved significantly on the self-esteem measure. No such improvement was found on the other measures in the study. With regard to the self-esteem finding, male subjects responded more favorably to the PAS approach than female subjects. The issues and concerns of using the PAS approach with individuals with physical limitations were discussed along with recommendations and modifications for future research.
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