The reliability and validity of the Community Integration Measure in persons with traumatic brain injury.

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Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
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Journal:
Rehabilitation Psychology
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2010, vol. 55, issue 3, pp 292-297
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Abstract:
Objective: To investigate the psychometric properties of the Community Integration Measure (CIM), a scale that assesses self-perceived quality of community integration, among persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Method: Persons (N 279) with TBI completed the CIM, as well as other measures of community integration and quality of life, and were followed up to 15 years postinjury. Results: The CIM was found to be a reliable instrument with adequate internal consistency. Validity was demonstrated in its relationship to other measures of community integration and life satisfaction. Utility was evident in its prediction of perceived social support. Conclusion: Results suggest that the CIM is an adequate measure of community integration for persons with histories of TBI of up to 15 years.
Author(s):
Griffen, J.A.; Hanks, R.A.; Meachen, S.J.
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