• Yvette McKendry Yvette McKendry
  • Tamara Ownsworth Tamara Ownsworth
  • Gemma Bettens Gemma Bettens

This study developed and validated the Brain Injury and Schizophrenia Awareness Scale (BISAS) to compare accuracy of knowledge of functiol effects of schizophrenia and TBI. The BISAS displayed good interl consistency and evidence of construct validity. Overall, general community participants (n=143) lacked understanding of the shared effects of these conditions, and attributed emotiol and behavioural deficits to schizophrenia and cognitive deficits to TBI.