The European Brain Injury Questionnaire
The European Brain Injury Questionnaire (EBIQ) study reported here formed part of the 4-year BIOMED1 EU Concerted Action project entitled “European Standardized Computerized Assessment Procedure for the Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Brain-Damaged Patients.” The project included nine groups focusing on assessment and rehabilitation in the traditional cognitive areas (i.e., memory, language, attention, visual neglect, etc.). Such a reductionist approach toward cognitive functioning was adopted in order to simplify the experimental protocols and designs, but it resulted in fractionating the study of persons with brain injury. To counter this, an “integration” work group was established by Professor Christensen, whose aim was to study emotional, personality, and social aspects of patients’ daily lives, in combination with the consequences and sequelae of cognitive dysfunction. This international work group developed and researched a unified questionnaire for tapping the subjective experience of patients across these areas.
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