The Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART): metric properties and scoring

Short Title:
The Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART): metric properties and scoring
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J36063.
Journal:
Journal of Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1998, vol. 22, issue 5, pp 39-49
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Abstract:
Article discussing proper use and interpretation of the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique (CHART) as a measure of community integration and social participation in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI). Presents norms by neurologic category (level and completeness of injury), and discusses the relationship of CHART subscale scores and neurologic category to social and demographic variables (age, gender, race/ethnicity, occupation, year post injury, marital status, and education). Sample biases are demonstrated with substantial missing data in the Economic Self Sufficiency subscale. The CHART total score is shown to be a potentially misleading summary assessment of handicap, and use of subscale scores is recommended. Other issues relevant to the characteristics and practical use of the CHART are discussed.
Author(s):
Hall, K. M.; Dijkers, M.; Whiteneck, G.; Brooks, C. A.; Krause, J. S.
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