- •Feelings of loss are common in caregivers of persons with traumatic brain injury.
- •Two new self-report measures of caregiver feelings of loss were developed.
- •These self-report measures can help identify feelings of entrapment in caregivers.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CAT (Computer Adaptive Test), CTT (classical test theory), CFA (confirmatory factor analysis), CFI (comparative fit index), DIF (differential item functioning), EFA (exploratory factor analysis), HRQOL (health-related quality of life), IRT (Item Response Theory), PRO (patient-reported outcome), PROMIS (Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System), RMSEA (root mean squared error of approximation), SF (short form), SMV (service member/veteran), TBI (traumatic brain injury), TBI-CareQOL (Traumatic Brain Injury Caregiver Quality of Life), TLI (Tucker-Lewis index)
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Disclosures: Noelle E. Carlozzi, Michael A. Kallen, Phillip A. Ianni, Angelle M. Sander, Elizabeth A. Hahn, Jennifer A. Miner, and Robin Hanks report grants from National Institutes of Health during the study period. The other authors have nothing to disclose.
Supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (grant no. R01NR013658), the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (grant no. UL1TR000433), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.
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