Introduction. Anxiety and depression are the most frequently altered emotional states after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). These emotional changes can influence the progress of rehabilitation and the quality of life of these individuals. Objective. Identify sociodemographic, clinical, and quality of life factors associated with anxious and depressive symptoms in an ABI victim population in the context of neuropsychological rehabilitation. Method. This is a correlational study in a sample of 34 participants. A sociodemographic questionnaire, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, The World Health Organization Quality of Life – Bref, The Work and Social Adjustment Scale, the Clinical Outcome in Routine Evaluation, and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were used. A descriptive analysis of the data and the relationship between variables was carried out. Results. 55.9% of the sample had anxious symptoms, 52.9% depressed symptoms and 41.2% symptom comorbidity. The data suggest that the probability of individuals with ABI to develop anxiety symptoms increases with more severe changes in global mental health and that the probability of developing depressive symptoms is higher in women whose quality of life is lower in the psychological domain. The occurrence of symptom comorbidity is more likely in women with changes in global mental health and whose quality of life is lower in the psychological domain. Conclusion. Recognizing the sociodemographic, clinical, and quality of life dimensions in detecting emotional changes after ABI is essential, as it can assist in the identification of factors that contribute to the development of anxious and depressive symptoms.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anxiety and depression in ABI victims: associated factors|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|
- Acquired brain injury