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dc.contributor.authorBlair, Hannah-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, J T Lindsay-
dc.contributor.authorGouick, Jo-
dc.contributor.authorGentleman, Douglas-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-14T03:20:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010-06-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/9184-
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.language.isoen-
dc.publisherInforma Healthcare-
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
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-31T00:00:00Z-
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02699051003789203-
dc.citation.jtitleBrain Injury-
dc.citation.issn0269-9052-
dc.citation.volume24-
dc.citation.issue6-
dc.citation.spage833-
dc.citation.epage843-
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublished-
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereed-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.author.emailj.t.l.wilson@stir.ac.uk-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Stirling-
dc.contributor.affiliationPsychology-
dc.contributor.affiliationNHS Lothian-
dc.contributor.affiliationRoyal Victoria Hospital, Dundee-
dc.rights.embargoterms2999-12-31-
dc.rights.embargoliftdate2999-12-31-
dc.identifier.isi000279504700005-
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