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Title: Psychometric properties of the French version of the Rating Scale of Attentional Behaviour
Epworth Authors: Ponsford, Jennie
Other Authors: Vallat-Azouvi, Claire
Dana-Gordon, Clemence
Mazaux, Jean-Michel
Azouvi, Philippe
Keywords: Traumatic Brain Injury
Rating Scale of Attentional Behaviour
Neuropsychological Testing
Attentional Impairments
Psychometric Properties
Chronic Acquired Brain Injury
Self Rating
Relative Rating
Therapist Rating
Neuropsychological Testing
Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre, Epworth HealthCare, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2017 Oct 2:1-14
Abstract: The Rating Scale of Attentional Behaviour (RSAB) was devised by Ponsford and Kinsella to assess the impact of attentional impairments on everyday behaviour. The scale includes 14 items. The objective of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of a French translation of the RSAB. A sample of 196 healthy participants and 27 patients with chronic acquired brain injury was included. For healthy participants, both self and a relative's ratings were independently recorded. For the patients, a therapist's rating was obtained in addition. The scale showed good internal consistency. A mild significant effect of education duration was found in the healthy control group. Principal component analysis in healthy participants (self-assessment) yielded three underlying factors accounting for 58.2% of the variance. The scale was able to adequately discriminate patients from healthy controls. The area under the ROC curve was 0.76 both for self- and proxy ratings. In the patient group, the item related to fatigue was the one that obtained the highest ranking. RSAB ratings were poorly related to neuropsychological testing, but proxy ratings were significantly correlated with other questionnaires assessing cognitive failures, mood and fatigue.
DOI: doi: 10.1080/09602011.2017.1372296
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ISSN: 1464-0694
Journal Title: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Laboratoire de Psychopathologie et de Neuropsychologie , EA 2027 Saint-Denis , France
Antenne UEROS-UGECAM IDF , Hôpital Raymond Poincaré , Garches , France
EA 4047 HANDIReSP , Université de Versailles - Saint-Quentin , Garches , France
EA 4136 HACS Handicap Activité Cognition Santé , Université de Bordeaux , Bordeaux , France
Service de Médecine Physique et de Réadaptation , Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré , Garches , France
School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Comparative Study
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