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dc.contributor.authorUprichard, S.
dc.contributor.authorKupshik, G.
dc.contributor.authorPine, K.
dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.identifier.citationUprichard , S , Kupshik , G , Pine , K & Fletcher , B 2009 , ' Dynamic assessment of learning ability improves outcome prediction following acquired brain injury ' , Brain Injury , vol. 23 , no. 4 , pp. 278-290 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 196055
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: a96792e1-ac48-45b8-9b1f-2b4ff85d5ddd
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5799
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 67650631257
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at : Copyright Informa [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractPrimary purpose: There is a need to improve the prediction of outcome following acquired brain injury. The previous focus has been on specifying the relative contribution of such variables as pre-morbid intellectual ability, socioeconomic status, severity of injury and performance on neuropsychological assessments. To date, findings remain discrepant and often inconclusive. The present study examined whether dynamic assessment testing scores predict outcome. Research design: Both standard and dynamic assessment of 77 individuals with acquired brain injury was performed. Dynamic assessment identifies the learning potential of the individual, rather than measuring their statically assessed cognitive ability. The individual's potential to learn the Wisconsin Card Sorting Task (WCST), with guided instruction and feedback, was assessed and compared with standardized static measures. Results: Using Rasch analysis, individual learning potential was determined and, unlike the standard WCST scores, was predictive of integration into the community following brain injury. Conclusion: It is concluded that dynamic testing potentially may offer advantages over the traditional standard cognitive tests in predicting the outcome for people with brain injuries.en
dc.relation.ispartofBrain Injury
dc.subjectactivities of daily living
dc.subjectquality of life
dc.titleDynamic assessment of learning ability improves outcome prediction following acquired brain injuryen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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