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Development of Participation Measures for People with Traumatic Brain Injury

There is no general agreement in the field regarding a reliable and valid objective measure of community participation after TBI. This study will use a multi-center, prospective, cohort design to evaluate participation items pooled from four currently used tools: the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART-SF); the Community Integration Questionnaire Version 2 (CIQ-2); the Participation Objective-Participation Subjective (PO-PS) section of the Living Life After TBI (LLATBI); and the Mayo-Portland Participation Index (M2PI). The primary objectives of this study are to: 1) evaluate internal consistency, concurrent validity, and item/scale structure of current measures of community participation after TBI; and 2) based on these analyses identify the most psychometrically sound objective measure of participation. The anticipated outcome of this project will be a new measure of participation (after TBI), based on the best components of existing measures.

Registry Project Number: 435
Lead Investigator: Whiteneck, G
Lead Center for Project: Craig Hospital
Collaborating Investigators: Bushnik, T, Cicerone, K, Corrigan, J, Bogner, J, Dijkers, M, Gordon, W, Hart, T, Malec, J, Novack, T
Collaborating Institutions: University of Alabama, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Mayo Medical Center, Kessler Medical Rehabilitation Research and Education Corporation, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Ohio State University, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Date of Completion: 12/31/2005
Type: Modular Collaborative
Status of Project: Latest Information Shown

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