Objective: Recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is affected by many variables, including the injury cause, expectations of the injury's effects, and psychological factors. This study compared the persistent postconcussion and trauma symptoms anticipated for a mTBI following assault by a stranger or an intimate partner (IP). Method: Individuals with no history of mTBI were randomly allocated to the IP-assault (n = 27; Mage = 20.07; SD = 4.39; n = 26 female) or the stranger-assault condition (n = 27; Mage = 20.70; SD = 4.38; n = 22 female). A standardized vignette depicting a WHO-defined mTBI was used, with identical details apart from the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. An online battery of self-report measures was administered including: the Neurobehavioral Symptom Inventory (NSI), the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C), the Impact of Events Scale-Revised (IES-R), and the Perceived Ability to Cope with Trauma (PACT, Trauma...

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