Accession Number : AD1047147

Title :   Development, Reliability, and Equivalence of an Alternate Form for the CQ Duty Performance-Based Measure

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2016,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : Allina Health System Minneapolis United States

Personal Author(s) : Radomski, Mary V

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Previous research demonstrated that the recently-developed Charge of Quarters Duty Test (CQDT), a performance-based assessment of executive function, can be reliably administered and distinguishes between known-groups of healthy control soldiers and those with traumatic brain injury. As such, the CQDT shows promise in helping to inform readiness to return to duty and need for rehabilitation. However, performance based assessments that involve multitasking such as the CQDT, cannot be repeated as a post-treatment outcome measure due to learning effects. Therefore, an equivalent alternate form is needed. Research Question #1. Can an expert team of military, Veterans Administration, and civilian rehabilitation researchers and clinicians develop an equivalent alternate form of the CQD that is experienced as novel by SM with mTBI? Research Question #2. To what extent can 2 independent raters achieve acceptable levels of inter-rater reliability in scoring subject performance of CQD-Original (CQD-O) and CQD-Alternate Form (CQD-AF)? Research Question #3. To what extent is the CQD-AF equivalent to the CQD-O based on a) difference of paired scores for both forms of the CQD and b) correlation between participants performance of neurocognitive measures of executive functioning and each version of the CQD?

Descriptors :   trauma , brain injuries , veterans (military personnel) , signs and symptoms

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE