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Thesis (Bachelor's)

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Title: 
  • Post-Concussion-Like Symptoms in a Healthy Sample: Demographic Factors and the Use of Self-Report Measurement
Degree: 
  • Bachelor's
Abstract: 
  • Post-concussion symptoms are considered to be non-specific because they have been reported in many different settings and by individuals who have not been diagnosed with a concussion. The main purpose of the study was to investigate the prevalence of post-concussion symptoms in a non-clinical sample, as well as to look at how education, age, gender, residency and self-reported sleep quality related to self-reported post-concussion symptoms. The gender distribution in the research was equal with 49.5% (n = 150) of participants identifying themselves as male and 49.5% (n = 150) identifying themselves as female. Participants´ age ranged from 18 to 68 years old. The mean age was 30.05 (SD = 11.83). Specific endorsement rates of post-concussion symptoms at a mild level ranged from 6.8% to 40.2% and from 1.7% to 25.2 % for more severe levels of symptom endorsement. Females reported more post-concussion symptoms than males. Those who rated their sleep quality as less than optimal reported more post-concussion symptoms. Results from the linear regression model demonstrated that gender and sleep quality had a significant correlation with the self-report of post-concussion symptoms.
    Keywords: post-concussion-like symptoms, gender, education, age, self-report

  • Abstract is in Icelandic

    Eftir-heilahristings einkenni eru sögð vera ósértæk vegna þess að einstaklingar sem ekki hafa fengið heilahristing hafa greint frá einkennum. Markmið eftirfarandi rannsóknar var að skoða algengi eftir-heilahristings einkenna hjá heilbrigðu fólki ásamt því að skoða áhrif menntunar, aldurs, kyns, búsetu og svefngæða á eftir-heilahristings einkenni. Þátttakendur rannsóknarinnar voru 49,5% (n = 150) karlar og 49,5% (n = 150) konur. Því var um jafnt kynjahlutfall að ræða. Þátttakendur voru á aldrinum 18 til 68 ára en meðalaldurinn var 30,05 (SD = 11,83). Helstu niðurstöður eftirfarandi rannsóknar voru þær að þátttakendur greindu frá vægum eftir-heilahristings einkennum á bilinu 6,8% til 40,2% og miðlungs til alvarlegum eftir-heilahristings einkennum á bilinu 1,7% til 25,2%. Konur greindu frá fleiri eftir-heilahristings einkennum en karlar. Því verr sem einstaklingar mátu svefn sinn, því fleiri eftir-heilahristings einkenni höfðu þeir. Niðurstöður aðhvarfsgreiningarlíkansins voru þær að bæði kyn og svefngæði höfðu marktæk áhrif á eftir-heilahristings einkenni þátttakenda.
    Lykilorð: eftir-heilahristings einkenni, kyn, menntun, aldur, sjálfsmat

Accepted: 
  • Jun 7, 2018
URI: 
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/30709


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