School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Moderate Brain Injury, Self-esteem, Shame, Depression, Quality of Life
Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ansell, Lisa Marie, "Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors: The Relationship between Self-Esteem, Shame, and Depression to Quality of Life after Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2005.
Self-esteem, shame, and depression are three factors which can impact quality of life. Mental health counseling and perceived satisfaction of mental health services can also have an impact on quality of life. This study focused on the how mild and moderate traumatic brain injury survivors within a small sample population perceived how self-esteem, shame, and depression were predictors of quality of life. Through survey research, an online survey was utilized to solicit responses to questions related to self-esteem, shame, depression, quality of life, counseling services, and counseling service satisfaction among mild and moderate traumatic brain injury survivors who participate in brain injury support groups within the State of Colorado. Responses indicated mild and moderate traumatic brain injury survivors did seek more counseling services and were more satisfied than dissatisfied with the services they received post-injury. The research also indicated that while shame and depression do have a small predictor proportion to quality of life, self-esteem was the greatest predictor of the three independent variables to perceived quality of live among mild and moderate traumatic brain injury survivors who participated in the survey for this study.