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Publications [#276726] of Kevin P. Weinfurt

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  1. Weinfurt, KP; Willke, R; Glick, HA; Schulman, KA (1999). Towards a composite scoring solution for the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory.. Quality of Life Research, 8(1-2), 17-24. [10457735]
    (last updated on 2018/09/18)

    Abstract:
    Little research has been conducted towards the development and evaluation of a measure of quality of life specific to head/brain injury populations. Accordingly, we examined responses to the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory in the context of a clinical trial for head injury patients (n = 655) conducted in 14 countries. To reduce the 66 item scale into a smaller number of composite scales, principal components analysis was conducted. Scales were constructed assessing four categories of symptoms: cognitive deficits, depression, aggression and somatization. The internal reliabilities (alpha coefficient) of the four scales were generally acceptable (range = 0.79-0.92). Scores on all four scales correlated significantly with patient-rated overall quality of life and all but the aggression scale correlated significantly with overall clinical severity. The need for more formal evaluation of this and other disease-specific measures is discussed.


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