Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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