Psychometric Properties of the Community Integration Questionnaire Adjusted for People With Aphasia

Ruth J. P. Dalemans*, Luc P. de Witte, Anna J. H. M. Beurskens, Wim J. van den Heuvel, Derick T. Wade

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Dalemans RJ, de Witte LP, Beurskens AJ, van den Heuvel WJ, Wade DT. Psychometric properties of the community integration questionnaire adjusted for people with aphasia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010;91:395-9. Objectives: To describe the feasibility of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) adjusted for use in people with aphasia and to report its psychometric properties in people with aphasia (internal consistency, factor analysis, test-retest reliability, convergent validity). Design: A cross-sectional, interview-based psychometric study. Test-retest reliability was evaluated in 20 people (minimal to severe aphasia) by 2 different interviewers within a 2-week period. Setting: Community. Participants: In total 490 stroke survivors with (minimal to severe) aphasia were approached, of which 165 (34%) participants returned the answering letter. Participants (N=150) agreed to take part and were interviewed using a structured interview format. Interventions: Not applicable. Main Outcome Measures: Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ), Frenchay Aphasia Screening Test, Barthel Index, Dartmouth Coop Functional Health Assessment Charts (COOP)-World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) Charts, Life Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: A total of 150 stroke survivors with aphasia completed the CIQ adjusted for people with aphasia. The CIQ adjusted for people with aphasia was a feasible instrument. Results showed good internal consistency for the CIQ total (standardized Cronbach alpha=.75), excellent test-retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient=.96), moderate correlations with the Barthel Index, the COOP-WONCA, and the Life Satisfaction Questionnaire with regard to construct validity. Significant relations were found with regard to age and aphasia severity. Conclusions: The CIQ adjusted for people with aphasia seems to he an adequate instrument to assess participation in people with aphasia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-399
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Aphasia
  • Feasibility studies
  • Outcome assessment (health care)
  • Rehabilitation


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