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Article: Psychological reactions to hand injuries among semi-skilled Chinese workers

TitlePsychological reactions to hand injuries among semi-skilled Chinese workers
Authors
Issue Date1982
PublisherAcademy of Medicine Singapore. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.annals.edu.sg
Citation
Annals Of The Academy Of Medicine Singapore, 1982, v. 11 n. 2, p. 214-217 How to Cite?
AbstractIt has been widely acknowledged that successful treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from hand injuries requires physical as well as psychological interventions. However, little is understood about the psychological problems experienced by the patients during the course of their injury, recovery and later adjustment. This paper outlines and presents some preliminary findings of a study on semi-skilled Chinese workers who suffered hand injuries owing to industrial accidents in Hong Kong. The aim was to explore their reactions to their injuries, which, in most cases, left permanent damage. The patients were assessed within a month after they had been discharged from the hospital after the orthopaedic treatment was completed. Measures of their mood states (based on Analogue Subjective Feelings Scale) and self-esteem (based on Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory) were taken. The results indicated a significant difference between those who had suffered a more severe disability and those who had suffered less disability in their self-esteem in the family. The general self-esteem score was much lower in those who had suffered more severely disabling hand injuries. The patients were under pressure in meeting the demands of the family and their work. The point of importance that emerged from this analysis was that the measures of rehabilitation should not only aim at making the patient meet the original demands but should also try and change the environmental expectations to reduce his stress in coping.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178138
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.041
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dc.contributor.authorTsoi, MMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLeung, PWLen_US
dc.contributor.authorChow, SPen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:43:03Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:43:03Z-
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.identifier.citationAnnals Of The Academy Of Medicine Singapore, 1982, v. 11 n. 2, p. 214-217en_US
dc.identifier.issn0304-4602en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178138-
dc.description.abstractIt has been widely acknowledged that successful treatment and rehabilitation of patients suffering from hand injuries requires physical as well as psychological interventions. However, little is understood about the psychological problems experienced by the patients during the course of their injury, recovery and later adjustment. This paper outlines and presents some preliminary findings of a study on semi-skilled Chinese workers who suffered hand injuries owing to industrial accidents in Hong Kong. The aim was to explore their reactions to their injuries, which, in most cases, left permanent damage. The patients were assessed within a month after they had been discharged from the hospital after the orthopaedic treatment was completed. Measures of their mood states (based on Analogue Subjective Feelings Scale) and self-esteem (based on Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory) were taken. The results indicated a significant difference between those who had suffered a more severe disability and those who had suffered less disability in their self-esteem in the family. The general self-esteem score was much lower in those who had suffered more severely disabling hand injuries. The patients were under pressure in meeting the demands of the family and their work. The point of importance that emerged from this analysis was that the measures of rehabilitation should not only aim at making the patient meet the original demands but should also try and change the environmental expectations to reduce his stress in coping.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAcademy of Medicine Singapore. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.annals.edu.sgen_US
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dc.subject.meshAccidents, Occupationalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshHand Injuries - Psychology - Rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
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dc.titlePsychological reactions to hand injuries among semi-skilled Chinese workersen_US
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