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Pre-injury estimates of subjective quality of life following traumatic brain injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19484625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
M D Thomas; C E Skilbeck; M Slatyer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain injury     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1362-301X     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Inj     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  2014-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710358     Medline TA:  Brain Inj     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  516-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Brain Injuries / psychology*,  rehabilitation
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Quality of Life / psychology*
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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