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Comparison of subjective and objective assessments of outcome after traumatic brain injury using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

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Koskinen S, Hokkinen E, Wilson JTL, Sarajuuri J, Von Steinbuchel N & Truelle J (2011) Comparison of subjective and objective assessments of outcome after traumatic brain injury using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Disability and Rehabilitation, 33 (25-26), pp. 2464-2478. https://doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2011.574776

Abstract
Purpose. The aim is to examine two aspects of outcome after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Functional outcome was assessed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale - Extended (GOSE) and by clinician ratings, while health-related quality of life (HRQoL) was assessed by the Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI). Method. The GOSE and the QOLIBRI were linked to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to analyse their content. Functional outcome on ICF categories was assessed by rehabilitation clinicians in 55 participants with TBI and was compared to the participants' own judgements of their HRQoL. Results. The QOLIBRI was linked to 42 and the GOSE to 57 two-level ICF categories covering 78%% of the categories on the ICF brief core set for TBI. The closest agreement in the views of the professionals and the participants was found on the Physical Problems and Cognition scales of the QOLIBRI. Conclusions. The problems encountered after TBI are well covered by the QOLIBRI and the GOSE. They capture important domains that are not traditionally sufficiently documented, especially in the domains of interpersonal relationships, social and leisure activities, self and the environment. The findings indicate that they are useful and complementary outcome measures for TBI. In rehabilitation, they can serve as tools in assessment, setting meaningful goals and creating therapeutic allianceRead More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638288.2011.574776?journalCode=dre

Keywords
Outcome; HRQoL; TBI; ICF; QOLIBRI; GOSE

Journal
Disability and Rehabilitation: Volume 33, Issue 25-26

StatusPublished
Author(s)Koskinen, Sanna; Hokkinen, Eeva-Maija; Wilson, J T Lindsay; Sarajuuri, Janna; Von Steinbuchel, Nicole; Truelle, Jean-Luc
Publication date31/12/2011
PublisherInforma Healthcare
ISSN0963-8288
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