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Self-narrative following acquired brain Injury: an exploration of subjective, linguistic, and other associated factors

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dc.contributor.author Jenni, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-13T19:06:04Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-13T19:06:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-04-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7914
dc.description.abstract The re-creation of a holistic narrative that integrates the pre- and post-injury self is integral to recovery following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, individuals may struggle with deficits in linguistic skills required for narrative, along with reduced functioning, feelings of grief, difficulties with cognition, and other communicative challenges. This mixed-methods study analyzed data gathered from six non-aphasic adult participants with ABI during semi-structured interviews and through assessments. Thematic analyses showed that individuals experience a change in their sense of self prevs. post-injury, reflected in their self-narratives, and that even clinically undiagnosed changes in speech, language, and communication are impactful. Results from linguistic analysis and assessments suggest a relationship among a person’s cognitive capacity, his/her sense of loss, and pre- vs. post-injury narrative of self speech rates. Participants spoke comparatively slower about their post-injury self, with those participants with higher feelings of loss showing a reduction in their speech rates comparatively more. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject Brain injury en_US
dc.subject Self-narrative en_US
dc.subject Psycholinguistics en_US
dc.title Self-narrative following acquired brain Injury: an exploration of subjective, linguistic, and other associated factors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Huang, Li-Shih
dc.contributor.supervisor Urbanczyk, Suzanne C. (Suzanne Claire)
dc.degree.department Department of Linguistics en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0290 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0460 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0382 en_US


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