Assessing Adaptive Behaviour in the Post-Acute Setting Following Traumatic Brain Injury: Initial Reliability and Validity of the Adaptive Behaviour and Community Competency Scale (ABCCS)By Giles, Gordon Muir; Brain Injury, Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 521-529
Publication Date: May 2007
Review of a tool to measure adaptive behavior in the post-acute period of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Adaptive Behaviour and Community Competency Scale (ABCCS) rates adaptive behavior as it applies to activities of daily living, practical cognitive skills, social participation and behavioral self-regulation, and focuses on actual performance in a specific environment. Designed to be completed by non-professionals, it uses simple language and avoids technical medical terms. Direct-care staff completed the ABCCS twice, two weeks apart, about 75 persons with post-acute TBI who were residents in diverse community settings in the UK. Established measures, the Adaptive Behavior Scale: Residential and Community, second edition (ABS-RC-2); and the Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ), were used to determine the validity of the ABCCS. User satisfaction surveys completed at the end of the trial showed 83 percent of raters found the ABCCS to be reliable and straightforward. Implications for future research are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: AAMR ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR SCALE-RESIDENTIAL AND COMMUNITY: SECOND EDITION (MODEL ABS-RC:2)
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Limited (Website:http://taylorandfrancis.org)
International Brain Injury Association (Web Site: http://www.internationalbrain.org )
Link to text: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699050701311067