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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2003;27(2):204-209.
Psychological Health Status in Adults with Cerebral Palsy.
Park, Eun Sook , Park, Chang Il , Cho, Sung Rae , Na, Sang il , Choi, Eun Hee , Kwark, Eun Hee
1Department and Research Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. loup@mdhouse.com
2Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hallym University College of Medicine, Korea.
3Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, Rehabilitation Hospital, Yonsei University, Korea.
뇌성마비 성인의 정신적 건강 상태
박은숙, 박창일, 조성래, 나상일, 최은희1, 곽은희2
연세대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실 및 재활의학연구소, 1한림대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 2연세대학교 재활병원 재활심리실
To evaluate the psychological health status in adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and to find out affecting factors on psychological health status.

Eighty-six adults with CP and 146 age matched controls participated in this study. Psychological health status of all participants was evaluated by the interview and questionnaire including Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Brief Symptoms Inventory (BSI) and Affect Balance Scale (ABS).

Depressive symptom on BDI was common in adults with CP. Study group showed significantly higher scores in BSI and lower scores in ABS compared with the control group (p<0.05). Employment, severity of disability and health perception were significantly related to the psychological health status in adults with CP (p<0.05).

This study revealed that psychological problems were greater in adults with CP, compared with the controls. Psychological health status in adults with CP was related to employment, severity of disability and health perception. Therefore, active medical and social interventions for providing employment, minimizing disability and improving health perception will be helpful for enhancing their psychological health. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2003; 27: 204-209)

Key Words: Psychological health, Cerebral palsy, Depression, Affect, Employment


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