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Inter-rater reliability of the Measure of Support in Conversation and Measure of Participation in Conversation (Kagan et al., 2004) adapted for people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their communication partners

Togher, Leanne and Power, Emma and Tate, Robyn and McDonald, Skye and Rietdijk, Rachel
Inter-rater reliability of the Measure of Support in Conversation and Measure of Participation in Conversation (Kagan et al., 2004) adapted for people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and their communication partners. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Aim: This study reports inter-rater reliability of the Adapted Measure of Support in Conversation (MSC) and Measure of Participation in Conversation (MPC) for TBI interactions.
Method: The MSC and MPC were adapted to reflect theoretical models of cognitive-communication support for people with TBI. 10 casual and 10 purposeful TBI interactions were independently rated.
Results: Strong inter-rater agreement was established on the MSC (ICC = 0.85-0.97) and the MPC (ICC = 0.85-0.97). All ratings scored within 0.5 on a 9 point scale.
Conclusion: This is the first scale to measure the communication partner during TBI interactions. It shows promise in evaluating communication partner training programs.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2072
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.