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Initial developmental process of a VA semistructured clinical interview for TBI identification

Rodney D. Vanderploeg, PhD, et al.

Identifying a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is challenging for clinicians. The current standard for determining a history of TBI is self-report during an in-depth clinical interview. In April 2007, the Veterans Health Administration mandated that the TBI Clinical Reminder screening instrument be completed on all individuals returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Hoping to improve the TBI Clinical Reminder and provide a structured method for identifying TBI, we developed a –gold standard– semistructured clinical TBI identification interview. This article describes the six steps we took to develop the interview and presents the resulting interview and its accompanying manual.

Volume 49 Number 4, 2012
   Pages 545 — 556


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Vanderploeg RD, Groer S, Belanger HG. Initial developmental process of a VA semistructured clinical interview for TBI identification. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(4): 545–56.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.04.0069
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