Outcome instruments in moderate-to-severe adult traumatic brain injury: recommendations for use in psychosocial research

Honan, Cynthia, MacDonald, Skye, Tate, Robyn, Ownsworth, Tamara, Togher, Leanne, Fleming, Jennifer, Anderson, Vicki, Morgan, Angela, Catroppa, Cathy, Douglas, Jacinta, Francis, Heather, Wearne, Travis, Sigmundsdottir, Linda and Ponsford, Jennie (2017) Outcome instruments in moderate-to-severe adult traumatic brain injury: recommendations for use in psychosocial research. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-21. doi:10.1080/09602011.2017.1339616


Author Honan, Cynthia
MacDonald, Skye
Tate, Robyn
Ownsworth, Tamara
Togher, Leanne
Fleming, Jennifer
Anderson, Vicki
Morgan, Angela
Catroppa, Cathy
Douglas, Jacinta
Francis, Heather
Wearne, Travis
Sigmundsdottir, Linda
Ponsford, Jennie
Title Outcome instruments in moderate-to-severe adult traumatic brain injury: recommendations for use in psychosocial research
Journal name Neuropsychological Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-2011
1464-0694
Publication date 2017-07-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/09602011.2017.1339616
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can reduce psychosocial functioning, causing relationship, family, and employment difficulties. The present study by Moving Ahead: Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Brain Recovery aimed to identify a set of adult outcome instruments for moderate-to-severe TBI psychosocial research.

A review of 115 instruments (identified through nomination, literature search, and international expert opinion) was conducted over a 15-month period. Eleven psychosocial areas were examined: Global Outcome, Communication, Social Cognition, Behavioural and Executive Function, Other Neuropsychological Functioning, Psychological Status, TBI-related Symptoms, Activities and Participation, Support and Relationships, Sense of Self, and Health-related Quality of Life. Individual instruments were considered against selection guidelines, and specific measures that best met the guidelines were identified as core (common across all studies), supplemental (dependent on study type) or emerging.

The final recommendations, organised in accordance with the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Functioning taxonomy, comprised 56 instruments for use in early recovery, outcome, and intervention studies.

These recommendations provide a coherent framework along with identified outcome instruments to guide psychosocial research in moderate-to-severe TBI. Adherence to the recommendations will enable data-pooling and comparison across studies and research settings facilitating consistent measurement across the lifespan.
Keyword Traumatic brain injury
Psychosocial
Oucotme assessment
Remediation
Research
Recommendations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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