Community Integration: Traumatic Brain Injury

Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) Properties webpage on the Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) website

 

COMBI is a project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, coordinated by the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

 

Format             Webpage

 

The CIQ was developed to be a brief and reliable measure of an individual’s level of integration into the home and community and represents a finite set of indicators of community integration.   This website discusses the questionnaire’s reliability, distribution issues, validity, and sensitivity and its use with people with traumatic brain injury.

 

Contact URL             http://www.tbims.org/combi/ciq/ciqprop.html

           

Contact Agency      

Jerry Wright

Rehabilitation Research Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
751 South Bascom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

jerry.wright@hhs.sccgov.org

(408) 793-6433

 

The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Integration of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

 

TIRR (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research) and Baylor College of Medicine, with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

Format             RRTC

 

The mission of the RRTC is to ensure that people affected by traumatic brain injury, including traditionally under-served populations, have access to information, resources, and services that maximize participation in their communities and to provide treating professionals with the necessary information to meet the needs of people with TBI.  RRTC addresses areas of community integration, including traditionally under-emphasized areas such as friendship, intimacy, and creative expression; strives to reduce attitudinal barriers to community integration of persons with TBI by increasing community awareness of the impact of brain injury, dispelling myths about TBI, and increasing positive attitudes about individuals with brain injury in the community; helps establish new types of partnerships, such as those with the larger disability community, to empower people with TBI to have a voice in creating community services and networks to facilitate community participation; assesses and identifies community integration needs from traditionally underserved populations, including members of racial/ethnic minority groups, individuals from rural communities, and those with mild TBI; provides a bridge from rehabilitation into the community by educating and training paraprofessionals, healthcare professionals, and peers in how to meet the needs of persons with TBI; and includes individuals with TBI and family members or friends of those individuals in all aspects of research, training, and education.

 

Contact URL  http://www.tbicommunity.org/index.html      

 

Contact Agency      

RRTC on Community Integration of Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury
2323 South Shepherd, Suite 907
Houston, TX  77019

terri.hudler-hull@memorialhermann.org                     

(713) 630-0526