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Assessment of neurobehavioural disability: A review of existing measures and recommendations for a comprehensive assessment tool / Rodger Wood

Brain Injury, Volume: 22, Issue: 12, Pages: 905 - 918

Swansea University Author: Wood, Rodger

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Primary objective: Neurobehavioural disability (NBD) has a major impact on long-term psychosocial outcome: however,measures used to identify characteristics of NBD have not been fully evaluated. This review therefore discusses issuessurrounding the concept and assessment of NBD following acquired br...

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Published in: Brain Injury
ISSN: 0269–9052
Published: 2008
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa13217
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Abstract: Primary objective: Neurobehavioural disability (NBD) has a major impact on long-term psychosocial outcome: however,measures used to identify characteristics of NBD have not been fully evaluated. This review therefore discusses issuessurrounding the concept and assessment of NBD following acquired brain injury (ABI) by examining the psychometricproperties and other qualities of some of the most well known instruments used to assess NBD. It is the authors’ intention touse this review to encourage researchers to develop new NBD measurement tools.Main outcomes: The review highlights a number of concerns with existing measures, including; the absence of a cleartheoretical framework, a failure to distinguish impairment, disability and handicap when measuring characteristics of NBDand issues surrounding reliability and validity.Conclusions: The authors propose, promote and encourage the development of further measures with improved reliabilityand validity to help ensure that the unique characteristics of NBD are captured more effectively.
Keywords: Neurobehavioral, disability, handicap, reliability, validity, assessment,
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 12
Start Page: 905
End Page: 918