Assessments of coping after acquired brain injury: a systematic review of instrument conceptualization, feasibility, and psychometric properties

G. Wolters Gregório, I. Brands, S. Stapert, F.R. Verhey, C.M. van Heugten

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OBJECTIVE:: To identify measures of coping styles used by patients with acquired brain injury; to evaluate the conceptualization, feasibility, and psychometric properties of the instruments; and to provide guidance for researchers and clinicians in the choice of a suitable instrument. DESIGN:: Systematic review. RESULTS:: The search identified 47 instruments, of which 14 were selected. The instruments focused on dispositional coping, situation-specific coping, or domain-specific coping. Psychometric properties were scarcely investigated. The COPE stood out in terms of psychometric properties but had low feasibility. The brief COPE, Coping Scale for Adults-short form, and Utrecht Coping List stood out in terms of feasibility, and the available psychometric properties of these instruments were good. Only the Coping With Health Injuries and Problems was used as other report. CONCLUSION:: Information on psychometric properties of coping instruments in acquired brain injury is scarcely available and limits the strength of our recommendations. For patients with mild injuries, we cautiously recommend the COPE and for patients with more severe injuries the brief COPE, Coping Scale for Adults-short form, Utrecht Coping List, and Coping With Health Injuries and Problems-other-report. Other instruments may be used to address particular issues such as coping with a specific stressful situation or illness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E30-E42
JournalJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

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Assessments of coping after acquired brain injury: a systematic review of instrument conceptualization, feasibility, and psychometric properties. / Wolters Gregório, G.; Brands, I.; Stapert, S.; Verhey, F.R.; van Heugten, C.M.

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