Agreement between parent-adolescent ratings on psychosocial outcome and quality-of-life following childhood traumatic brain injury
Laura Green, Celia Godfrey, Chery Soo, Vicki Anderson, Cathy Catroppa
DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROREHABILITATION | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2012
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated parent-adolescent agreement in long-term psychosocial and quality-of-life (QoL) outcomes. The sample comprised adolescents aged 15-18 years, who sustained childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) between birth and 5 years of age. METHODS: Thirty-three participants (17 adolescents with TBI and 16 TBI parent-proxies) were involved in the study which compared parent and adolescent ratings on the Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale-Child form (SPRS-C) and the Pediatric Quality-of-Life Inventory (PedsQL). The questionnaires were administered through phone interviews. RESULTS: As hypothesized, parent-adolescent agreement was acceptable for psychosocial outcome ..View full abstract
This research was supported by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Funding was also provided from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.