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Pre-injury estimates of subjective quality of life following traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19484625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To compare the pre-injury subjective quality of life (SQOL) estimates of a representative sample of adults with TBI, using the Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI) with the measure's generic US-based norms and identify a factor structure for the instrument within the local TBI population. RESEARCH DESIGN: A population-based, cross-sectional design conducted with data collected by the Neurotrauma Register of Tasmania (2003-2005). METHODS AND PROCEDURES: As soon as possible following their emergence from post-traumatic amnesia, 470 participants provided pre-injury estimates of their SQOL using the QOLI. The distribution of this sample was compared with the measure's normative distribution. The sample was separated evenly into two groups (n = 235) for separate exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Small differences were found between the pre-injury estimates and the QOLI's US-based normative distribution. Corrections were provided to clinical classification ranges for this population. Three factors were identified and confirmed for the QOLI in separate TBI samples. CONCLUSION: The results of this study support the use of the QOLI in measuring SQOL in TBI rehabilitation and outcomes research.
Authors:
M D Thomas; C E Skilbeck; M Slatyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury : [BI]     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Social Science and Liberal Studies, Charles Sturt University, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. psychflyer@hotmail.com
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