Utility of the Croatian translation of the community integration questionnaire-revised in a sample of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

<p><b>Purpose:</b> To examine the utility of the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised, translated into Croatian, in a sample of adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.</p> <p><b>Method:</b> The Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised was administered to a sample of 88 adults with traumatic brain injury and to a control sample matched by gender, age and education. Participants with traumatic brain injury were divided into four subgroups according to injury severity.</p> <p><b>Results:</b> The internal consistency of the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised was satisfactory. The differences between the group with traumatic brain injury and the control group were statistically significant for the overall Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised score, as well as for all the subscales apart from the Home Integration subscale. The community Integration Questionnaire-Revised score varied significantly for subgroups with different severity of traumatic brain injury.</p> <p><b>Conclusions:</b> The results show that the Croatian translation of the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised is useful in assessing participation in adults with traumatic brain injury and confirm previous findings that severity of injury predicts community integration. Results of the new Electronic Social Networking scale indicate that persons who are more active on electronic social networks report better results for other domains of community integration, especially social activities.Implications for rehabilitation</p><p>The Croatian translation of the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised is a valid tool for long-term assessment of participation in various domains in persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury</p><p>Persons with traumatic brain injury who are more active in the use of electronic social networking are also more integrated into social and productivity domains.</p><p>Targeted training in the use of new technologies could enhance participation after traumatic brain injury.</p><p></p> <p>The Croatian translation of the Community Integration Questionnaire-Revised is a valid tool for long-term assessment of participation in various domains in persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury</p> <p>Persons with traumatic brain injury who are more active in the use of electronic social networking are also more integrated into social and productivity domains.</p> <p>Targeted training in the use of new technologies could enhance participation after traumatic brain injury.</p>