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The construct validity of the readiness to change questionnaire for persons with TBI.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10745185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine the reliability and validity of the Readiness to Change Questionnaire (RTC) among persons with recent traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Survey. SETTING: Inpatient rehabilitation. PARTICIPANTS: One-hundred twenty-six persons with recent TBI. RESULTS: In the first step of the analyses the RTC measure was rescaled and shortened to produce a coherent linear measure of readiness to change. Subsequent analyses showed that the linear measure fit a three stage model of change and correlated in meaningful ways with independent measures of alcohol problem severity. CONCLUSIONS: The RTC measure can be substantially improved by utilizing results obtained from rating scale analysis. The resulting 10-item linear scale has good internal consistency, a theoretically sound factor structure and meaningful correlations with external variables. Measuring readiness to change may be useful for tailoring treatment and predicting outcomes, though more research is needed in this area.
Authors:
C H Bombardier; A W Heinemann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0885-9701     ISO Abbreviation:  J Head Trauma Rehabil     Publication Date:  2000 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-26     Completed Date:  2000-04-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702552     Medline TA:  J Head Trauma Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-709     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Physiological
Adaptation, Psychological
Adolescent
Adult
Alcoholism / complications,  diagnosis,  prevention & control
Brain Injuries / complications,  diagnosis,  rehabilitation*
Female
Health Status*
Humans
Injury Severity Score
Inpatients
Male
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Questionnaires*
Rehabilitation Centers
Reproducibility of Results
Sampling Studies
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R49/CCR011714-01//PHS HHS; R49/CCR512721//PHS HHS

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