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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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Show simple item record Fortune, Dónal G. Richards, Helen L 2017-08-04T08:52:27Z 2017-08-04T08:52:27Z 2017
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract 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’s ability to account for unique variance in community integration following rehabilitation. Participants with ABI referred for postacute rehabilitation (𝑁 = 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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Hindawi Publishing Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BioMed Research International;article 2874819
dc.subject brain injury en_US
dc.subject rehabilitation en_US
dc.title Assessing cognitive estimation and Its effects on community integration in people with acquired brain injury undergoing rehabilitation en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1155/2017/2874819
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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