Measurement of impaired self-awareness after traumatic brain injury: A comparison of the patient competency rating scale and the awareness questionnaire

Short Title:
Measurement of impaired self-awareness after traumatic brain injury: A comparison of the patient competency rating scale and the awareness questionnaire
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J47273.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2003, vol. 17, issue 1, pp 25-37
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study compared the Patient Competency Rating Scale (PCRS) and the Awareness Questionnaire (AQ) in the measurement of impaired self-awareness in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Measures of self-awareness were collected for 129 subjects at resolution of post-traumatic amnesia and employability outcomes were collected at discharge from inpatient rehabilitation. Correlations among patient self-ratings, clinician ratings, and family ratings were calculated. Measures of impaired self-awareness derived from the PCRS and the AQ were compared to predict employability after TBI. The PCRS and AQ showed only moderate correlations, but performed comparably in predicting employability. Patient-clinician discrepancies appeared to be more valid measures of impaired self-awareness than patient-family discrepancies.
Author(s):
Sherer, Mark; Hart, Tessa; Nick, Todd G.
Author Address(es):

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