Interpreting Quality of Life after Brain Injury Scores: Cross-Walk with the Short Form-36

Lindsay Wilson*, Isaac Marsden-Loftus, Sanna Koskinen, Wilbert Bakx, Monika Bullinger, Rita Formisano, Andrew Maas, Edmund Neugebauer, Jane Powell, Jaana Sarajuuri, Nadine Sasse, Nicole von Steinbuechel, Klaus von Wild, Jean-Luc Truelle

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Abstract

The Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) instruments are traumatic brain injury (TBI)-specific assessments of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), with established validity and reliability. The purpose of the study is to help improve the interpretability of the two QOLIBRI summary scores (the QOLIBRI Total score and the QOLBRI Overall Scale [OS] score). An analysis was conducted of 761 patients with TBI who took part in the QOLIBRI validation studies. A cross-walk between QOLIBRI scores and the SF-36 Mental Component Summary norm-based scoring system was performed using geometric mean regression analysis. The exercise supports a previous suggestion that QOLIBRI Total scores

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neurotrauma
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • GOSE
  • health-related quality of life
  • outcome measures
  • QOLIBRI
  • SF-36
  • TBI
  • ITEM SELECTION
  • HEALTH SURVEY
  • SCALE
  • VALIDATION

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