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Efficacy of anger management interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review

McKenzie Seaton, LAT, ATC, MSRT Student, Victoria DeFazio, CTRS, Heather R. Porter, PhD, CTRS

Abstract


The purpose of this systematic review is to examine the efficacy of anger management interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A total of 4,178 articles were identified of which six met the inclusion criteria. Anger management interventions included TBI education, anger education, emotional recognition, support, and maintenance of an anger log. Data were collected on eight outcomes (trait anger, anger expression-out, anger control, self-reported aggressiveness, anger recognition strategies, well-being, self-reported anger, and treatment satisfaction) with mixed findings. Suggestions for recreational therapy practice are provided. Further research is needed, particularly for the pediatric and adolescent TBI population.


Keywords


traumatic brain injury, anger management, recreational therapy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2018.0159

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