Profile of Functional Impairment in Communication
The profile of functional impairment in communication (PFIC) was designed to assess communication impairments following traumatic brain injury (TBI; Linscott et al. 1996). It consists of ten summary scales: logical content, general participation, quantity, quality, internal relation, external relation, clarity of expression, social style, subject matter, and aesthetics. Each summary scale is rated on a six-point scale ranging from zero (normal) to five (very severely impaired). The summary scales are not summed. In addition, there are 84 specific behavior items used to direct clinical care and intervention; these items assess the frequency of communication impairments from “not at all” to “almost always/always.”
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