Community activities and individuals' satisfaction with them: Quality of life in the first year after traumatic brain injury

Short Title:
Community activities and individuals' satisfaction with them: Quality of life in the first year after traumatic brain injury
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J48980.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 86, issue 4, pp 735-745
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the relationship between community activities and satisfaction with these activities, the desires to change them, and global quality of life (QOL) among survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Data were obtained from 162 participants at 1 month after rehabilitation discharge and 12 months after injury using: (1) the Community Integration Questionnaire-2, augmented by participants' ratings of satisfaction or dissatisfaction with and desire to change each activity; and (2) the Satisfaction With Life Scale. Results showed that most correlations between activities and ratings of global QOL were low and not significant. Correlations between activity-specific satisfaction and general life satisfaction were generally weak and not significant. Dissatisfaction with an activity correlated strongly with desire to change the activity, but general life satisfaction did not correlate with desire to change activities.
Author(s):
Johnston, Mark V.; Goverover, Yael; Dijkers, Marcel
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