Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the self-perceptions in rehabilitation questionnaire (SPIRQ) for brain injury rehabilitation

Ownsworth, Tamara, Stewart, Ea, Fleming, Jennifer, Griffin, Janelle, Collier, Ann Maree and Schmidt, Julia (2013) Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the self-perceptions in rehabilitation questionnaire (SPIRQ) for brain injury rehabilitation. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67 3: 336-344. doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007625


Author Ownsworth, Tamara
Stewart, Ea
Fleming, Jennifer
Griffin, Janelle
Collier, Ann Maree
Schmidt, Julia
Title Development and preliminary psychometric evaluation of the self-perceptions in rehabilitation questionnaire (SPIRQ) for brain injury rehabilitation
Journal name American Journal of Occupational Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0272-9490
1943-7676
Publication date 2013-05
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5014/ajot.2013.007625
Volume 67
Issue 3
Start page 336
End page 344
Total pages 9
Place of publication Bethesda, MD United States
Publisher American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective. The Self-Perceptions in Rehabilitation Questionnaire (SPIRQ) is a brief measure developed to monitor client self-perceptions, motivation, and emotional reactions throughout rehabilitation. We describe the SPIRQ's development and preliminary psychometric evaluation.

Method.
One hundred five adults with traumatic brain injury attending two brain injury rehabilitation units completed the SPIRQ during occupational therapy sessions. A subset (n 5 33) completed the SPIRQ twice over a 5-to 7-day interval to examine test-retest reliability.

Results.
Exploratory factor analysis yielded three factors: Changes in Self and Life Plans, Self in Rehabilitation, and Emotional Reactions. Their internal consistency was sound (as 5 .72-.83). Test-retest reliability was generally acceptable (rs 5 .67-.81), and scores did not significantly change between testing occasions (p ≥ .05).

Conclusion.
We found preliminary support for the SPIRQ scales' reliability and construct validity. Future empirical evaluation and potential clinical applications of the SPIRQ in occupational therapy are discussed.
Keyword Awareness Deficits
Adults
Adjustment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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