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A comparison of participation outcome measures and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Core Sets for traumatic brain injury

Pearl Chung, Sarah Jin Hee Yun, Fary Khan
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, 3052 Melbourne, Australia. E-mail: pearl.chung@mh.org.au
DOI: 10.2340/16501977-1257

Abstract

Objective: To compare the contents of participation outcome measures in traumatic brain injury with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) Core Sets for traumatic brain injury.
Method: A systematic search with an independent review process selected relevant articles to identify outcome measures in participation in traumatic brain injury. Instruments used in two or more studies were linked to the ICF categories, which identified categories in participation for comparison with the ICF Core Sets for traumatic brain injury.
Results: Selected articles (n = 101) identified participation instruments used in two or more studies (n = 9): Community Integration Questionnaire, Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique, Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory-4 Participation Index, Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale Version-2, Participation Assessment with Recombined Tool-Objective, Community Integration Measure, Participation Objective Participation Subjective, Community Integration Questionnaire-2, and Quality of Community Integration Questionnaire. Each instrument was linked to 4–35 unique second-level ICF categories, of which 39–100% related to participation. Instruments addressed 86–100% and 50–100% of the participation categories in the Comprehensive and Brief ICF Core Sets for traumatic brain injury, respectively.
Conclusion: Participation measures in traumatic brain injury were compared with the ICF Core Sets for traumatic brain injury. The ICF Core Sets for traumatic brain injury could contribute to the development and selection of participation measures.

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