Measurement

Evaluation of an Activities of Daily Living Scale for Adolescents and Adults With Developmental Disabilities

Activity limitations are an important and useful dimension of disability, but there are few validated measures of activity limitations for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. This evaluation set out to describe the development of the Waisman Activities of Daily Living (W-ADL) Scale for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and systematically evaluate its measurement […]

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Community Integration Research: Traumatic Brain Injury & Measurement

The reliability and validity of the Community Integration Measure in persons with traumatic brain injury. Griffen JA, Hanks RA, Meachen SJ.  Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202, USA. jgriffen@wayne.edu  Rehabil Psychol. 2010 Aug;55(3):292-7. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the psychometric properties of the Community Integration Measure (CIM), a scale that assesses […]

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What is community integration anyway?: defining meaning following traumatic brain injury.

Full community integration, or participation in society, is the ultimate goal of rehabilitation and of research conducted in the field of rehabilitation for persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Community integration has been traditionally defined by 3 main areas: employment or other productive activity, independent living, and social activity. However, these have not always received […]

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Social Participation Resources & Programs: Measurement

  Assessment of Life Habits (LIFE-H) webpage       StrokEngine, in partnership with McGill University       Format             Webpage       LIFE-H was developed to assess the quality of social participation of people with disabilities by estimating how they accomplish activities of daily living and social roles. This website discusses the purpose […]

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Comparison of the CIQ and CHART Short Form in assessing community integration in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: a pilot study.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the validity of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) in measuring community integration in persons with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) through its comparison with the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short Form (CHART-SF). DESIGN: Correlational analysis. SETTING: Tertiary care rehabilitation hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-eight individuals with chronic SCI who completed the CIQ […]

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Community integration: conceptualisation and measurement.

PURPOSE: To provide an overview of the conceptualisation of community integration as proposed in the literature, to review select measures of community integration that have been frequently used in disability and rehabilitation, and finally, to discuss future directions for community integration research. METHOD: Review of select measures published in PsycInfo- and PubMed-indexed literature representing a […]

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The costs and benefits to participants in community partnerships: a paradox?

This article examines the degree of stakeholder participation in health and social partnership schemes in relation to their perceptions of benefits, costs, satisfaction, commitment, and ownership. The findings suggest that (a) involvement, commitment, and sense of ownership were invariably associated with high benefits and mostly with low costs; (b) benefits, commitment, and ownership might be […]

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Development and psychometric properties of the Glasgow Depression Scale for people with a Learning Disability. Individual and career supplement versions.

Background: There is no reliable and valid self-report measure of depressive symptoms for people with learning disabilities. AIMS: To develop a scale for individuals with learning disability, and a supplementary scale for carers. Methods: Items were generated from a range of assessment scales and through focus groups. A draft scale was piloted and field tested […]

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