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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32988

Title: Reliability of a Health Questionnaire Among Women with Brain Injury
Authors: Colantonio, Angela
Harris, Jocelyn
Tarek, Nisanne
Keywords: TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury
Health Questionnaire
Women
Gender
Health Outcomes
Interventions
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing
Citation: Colantonio, A., Harris, J., Tarek N. (2011). Reliability of a health questionnaire among women with brain injury. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 43(3), 141-148.
Series/Report no.: 43
3
Abstract: Research on health outcomes post traumatic brain injury (TBI) has found women have unique issues in comparison to men. However, no tools have been developed to capture these unique health outcomes. We investigated rater agreement of a health questionnaire developed to identify health concerns among women with TBI. Thirteen women completed the questionnaire twice and provided feedback regarding content and ease of use. Kappa coefficients and percent agreement were generated to determine level of response agreement. Kappa coefficients ranged from 0.21 to 1.00 with the highest agreement for items requiring concrete responses (e.g. yes/no) and the lowest with items requiring more subjective answers. Participants rated the utility of the questionnaire high (73%-100%). This questionnaire proved to be a reliable and useful method to gather information regarding health in women with TBI. By identifying health issues early, diagnostic and treatment intervention may be delivery in a timelier and effective manner.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32988
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