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dc.contributor.authorBlair, Hannahen_UK
dc.contributor.authorWilson, J T Lindsayen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGouick, Joen_UK
dc.contributor.authorGentleman, Douglasen_UK
dc.description.abstractPrimary objective: The aim was to compare individualized and global assessments of quality of life (QoL) after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to investigate perceived changes in QoL. Methods and procedures: The Schedule for the Evaluation of Individual Quality of Life (SEIQoL-DW) and Hadorn's overall 1-10 QoL Scale were administered to 28 participants 1-10 years post-injury together with the GOS-E, HADS and SF-36. Perceived change in quality of life after TBI was investigated by comparing current and retrospective judgements. Main outcome and results: Correlations between the QoL measures confirm validity of the SEIQoL-DW; however, correlations were generally stronger for the simpler 1-10 Scale. Paradoxically, there was little overall change in the mean QoL when current and retrospective judgements were compared; with some participants reporting worse quality of life before injury. A positive change in perceived QoL was associated with better overall functioning. Conclusions: Where an overall rating of QoL is required it seems that Hadorn's 1-10 Scale is a simpler and more direct measure than the SEIQoL-DW. The greater detail provided by the SEIQoL-DW may mean it is of benefit when looking at individual differences. The results suggest that both the SEIQoL-DW and Hadorn's scale are susceptible to response shift (where a person changes the basis on which they evaluate QoL); and this has implications for the interpretation of QoL assessments.en_UK
dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_UK
dc.relationBlair H, Wilson JTL, Gouick J & Gentleman D (2010) Individualized vs. global assessments of quality of life after head injury and their susceptibility to response shift. Brain Injury, 24 (6), pp. 833-843.
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dc.subjectTraumatic brain injuryen_UK
dc.subjectquality of lifeen_UK
dc.subjectresponse shiften_UK
dc.titleIndividualized vs. global assessments of quality of life after head injury and their susceptibility to response shiften_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleBrain Injuryen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirlingen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Lothianen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Victoria Hospital (NHS Tayside)en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBlair, Hannah|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorWilson, J T Lindsay|0000-0003-4113-2328en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGouick, Jo|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorGentleman, Douglas|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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