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The clinical utility of the Beck Depression Inventory after traumatic brain injury

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Green, A and Felmingham, KL and Baguley, IJ and Slewa-Younan, S and Simpson, S, The clinical utility of the Beck Depression Inventory after traumatic brain injury, Brain Injury, 15, (2) pp. 1021-1028. ISSN 0269-9052 (2001) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/02699050110074187

Abstract

Primary objective: To examine the psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to determine the relative endorsement of somatic-performance and cognitive-affective items in this group. Research design: Prospective 2 year follow up assessment. Methods: 117 patients discharged from an inpatient TBI rehabilitation service completed the BDI as part of a 24 month follow up assessment. Demographic and injury related data were obtained from patient files and significant others. Main outcomes: A principal components analysis revealed three factors describing affective and performance items, negative attitudes towards oneself and somatic disturbance. The reliability estimate was high (coefficient ¬ ˆ 0:92). A dependent sample t-test revealed higher endorsement of the cognitiveaffective subscale with more clients classified as at least moderately depressed using the cognitiveaffective rather than the total BDI score. Conclusion: This study provides preliminary evidence suggesting that the BDI may be an effective screening tool for self reported depression in TBI.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified
Author:Felmingham, KL (Professor Kim Felmingham)
ID Code:72164
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:45
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-08-23
Last Modified:2011-09-30
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