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Awareness problems following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury: Prevalence, assessment methods, and injury correlates

Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, et al.

Figure. Mean T-scores associated with each Key Behavior Change Inventory scale both pre- and postinjury for self- and other ratings.

Assessing and documenting problems in self-awareness following a traumatic brain injury are difficult. This study tested a methodology for assessing awareness of deficits. We demonstrated that several approaches can be used to assess awareness and that using both patient self-ratings and family member ratings on the Key Behaviors Change Inventory likely provides the best assessment. The results suggest that patients are generally good historians regarding their preinjury functioning but collateral sources provide valuable information during assessment of postinjury functioning.


Volume 44 Number 7 2007
Pages 937 — 950


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