2010

Authors

  • Tamara Ownsworth Tamara Ownsworth
  • Ea Stewart Ea Stewart
  • Jennifer Fleming Jennifer Fleming
  • Janelle Griffin Janelle Griffin
  • Ann Maree Collier Ann Maree Collier
  • Julia Schmidt Julia Schmidt

OBJECTIVE. The Self-Perceptions in Rehabilitation Questionire (SPIRQ) is a brief measure developed to monitor client self-perceptions, motivation, and emotiol reactions throughout rehabilitation. We describe the SPIRQ's development and prelimiry psychometric evaluation. METHOD. One hundred five adults with traumatic brain injury attending two brain injury rehabilitation units completed the SPIRQ during occupatiol therapy sessions. A subset (n = 33) completed the SPIRQ twice over a 5- to 7-day interval to examine test-retest reliability. RESULTS. Exploratory factor alysis yielded three factors: Changes in Self and Life Plans, Self in Rehabilitation, and Emotiol Reactions. Their interl consistency was sound (as = .72-.83). Test-retest reliability was generally acceptable (rs = .67-.81), and scores did not significantly change between testing occasions (p > .05). CONCLUSION. We found prelimiry support for the SPIRQ scales' reliability and construct validity. Future empirical evaluation and potential clinical applications of the SPIRQ in occupatiol therapy are discussed.