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Assessing cognitive estimation and Its effects on community integration in people with acquired brain injury undergoing rehabilitation

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posted on 2017-08-04, 08:52 authored by D贸nal G. Fortune, Helen L Richards
The purpose of the present study was to examine the convergent and divergent validity of the Biber Cognitive Estimation Test (BCET) in individuals with ABI undergoing postacute rehabilitation and to assess the measure鈥檚 ability to account for unique variance in community integration following rehabilitation. Participants with ABI referred for postacute rehabilitation (饾憗 = 201) were assessed on the BCET and a number of other neuropsychological tests that have been demonstrated to rely on aspects of executive processing (Trail-Making Test,Modified Six Elements Test, and verbal fluency measures) and the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). Internal consistency of the total BCET was good; however, interpretable solutions for existing subscales were not discerned. The BCET total score demonstrated positive associations with tests of executive functioning; however, it was also significantly associated with more general aspects of neuropsychological functioning suggesting that it does not solely assess executive processes in ABI patients undergoing rehabilitation. Hierarchical multiple regression suggested that the BCET accounted for significant additional variance in community integration after severity of disability, executive functioning, andmore general aspects of neuropsychological status were statistically controlled.While the subscale structure of the BCET may be somewhat inconsistent, the total scale score accounts for some unique variance in pragmatic rehabilitation outcome and may be a useful tool in postacute rehabilitation assessment protocols.

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BioMed Research International;article 2874819

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation

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peer-reviewed

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English

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