Dominican University of California
 

Presentation or Panel Title

How Stages of Injury Affect Mental Status in Non-Athlete Adults

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

Start Date

4-20-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

4-20-2017 1:30 PM

Department

Health Sciences

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

Michaela George, MPH, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this study is to compare the stages of recovery and how the different stages affect the mental well being of non athlete adults. Different injuries have different average durations, and some take more time than others to even begin to show progress let alone heal all together. Having suffered a serious injury myself, I noticed a difference in my outlook on recovery depending on the progress of my injury. There are numerous studies out there on how athletes recover, but there is almost nothing on how the everyday adult recovers. Research does show that many older adults do not heal fully or may take much more time to recover than what was initially expected (Bell, Nolly, et. al 2015) and that mental health is likely to decline after sustaining a traumatic injury (Curtis, Foster, Wiseman 2013). Alternately, some injuries are treated, and patients are assessed for physical health, but their mental health and status is neglected (Arango, Coleman, Harper, et. al 2015). This study will go in depth on how the progress of recovery affects individuals, but also how these individuals cope with their injury. It will explore whether at some point or another. Individuals become more optimistic or not depending on how their recovery pans out. The importance of this study is to see whether there is a correlation between progress in recovery and mental status or a patients outlook on their injury.

Bell, T. M., Wang, J., Nolly, R., Ozdenerol, E., Relyea, G., & Zarzaur, B. L. (2015). Predictors of functional limitation trajectories after injury in a nationally representative U.S. older adult population. Annals of Epidemiology, 25(12), 894-900. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.08.012

Coleman, J. A., Harper, L. A., Perrin, P. B., Olivera, S. L., Perdomo, J. L., Arango, J. A., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. C. (2015). The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health Variables in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury From Latin America. Pm&r, 7(1), 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.07.009

Wiseman, T., Foster, K., & Curtis, K. (2013). Mental health following traumatic physical injury: An integrative literature review. Injury, 44(11), 1383-1390. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2012.02.015

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How Stages of Injury Affect Mental Status in Non-Athlete Adults

Guzman Lecture Hall, Dominican University of California

The purpose of this study is to compare the stages of recovery and how the different stages affect the mental well being of non athlete adults. Different injuries have different average durations, and some take more time than others to even begin to show progress let alone heal all together. Having suffered a serious injury myself, I noticed a difference in my outlook on recovery depending on the progress of my injury. There are numerous studies out there on how athletes recover, but there is almost nothing on how the everyday adult recovers. Research does show that many older adults do not heal fully or may take much more time to recover than what was initially expected (Bell, Nolly, et. al 2015) and that mental health is likely to decline after sustaining a traumatic injury (Curtis, Foster, Wiseman 2013). Alternately, some injuries are treated, and patients are assessed for physical health, but their mental health and status is neglected (Arango, Coleman, Harper, et. al 2015). This study will go in depth on how the progress of recovery affects individuals, but also how these individuals cope with their injury. It will explore whether at some point or another. Individuals become more optimistic or not depending on how their recovery pans out. The importance of this study is to see whether there is a correlation between progress in recovery and mental status or a patients outlook on their injury.

Bell, T. M., Wang, J., Nolly, R., Ozdenerol, E., Relyea, G., & Zarzaur, B. L. (2015). Predictors of functional limitation trajectories after injury in a nationally representative U.S. older adult population. Annals of Epidemiology, 25(12), 894-900. doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2015.08.012

Coleman, J. A., Harper, L. A., Perrin, P. B., Olivera, S. L., Perdomo, J. L., Arango, J. A., & Arango-Lasprilla, J. C. (2015). The Relationship Between Physical and Mental Health Variables in Individuals With Spinal Cord Injury From Latin America. Pm&r, 7(1), 9-16. doi:10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.07.009

Wiseman, T., Foster, K., & Curtis, K. (2013). Mental health following traumatic physical injury: An integrative literature review. Injury, 44(11), 1383-1390. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2012.02.015