|dc.contributor.author||Wilson, J T Lindsay||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Primary 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.relation||Blair 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.subject||Traumatic brain injury||en_UK|
|dc.subject||quality of life||en_UK|
|dc.title||Individualized vs. global assessments of quality of life after head injury and their susceptibility to response shift||en_UK|
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|dc.contributor.affiliation||University of Stirling||-|
|dc.contributor.affiliation||Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee||-|
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