Profinteg: A Tool for Real-Life Assessment of Activities of Daily Living in Patients with Cognitive Impairment
Authors: Anselme, Patrick; Poncelet, Martine; Bouwens, Sharon; Knips, Stephanie; Lekeu, Françoise; Olivier, Catherine; Quittre, Anne; Van Heugten, Caroline; Warginaire, Sabine; Wojtasik, Vinciane; Verhey, Frans; Salmon, Eric; Majerus, Steve
Source: Psychologica Belgica, Volume 53, Number 1, 2013 , pp. 3-22(20)
Publisher: Academia Press
Abstract:Although there are many instruments for assessing activities of daily living (IADL) in brain injured patients, few instruments specifically target cognitive impairment and its impact on IADL. The present study presents the development of the Profinteg instrument, a tool for real-life assessment as well as rehabilitation of IADL in patients with cognitive impairment. This two-stage instrument covers over 90 activities. Psychometric properties of the different Profinteg measures were explored in twenty-five patients with mild to severe cognitive difficulties and twenty-five caregivers. The feasibility of the Profinteg rehabilitation procedure was explored in three patients. Excellent interrater reliability (r > 0.90, p < 0.01) was observed for all measures. Good sensitivity to changes in IADL disability over time was also observed (T = 2.37, p < 0.02). Significant improvement of IADL functioning was found after rehabilitation guided by Profinteg assessment. The Profinteg instrument detects with precision the difficulties patients encounter in their real-life setting via (1) assessment of a large number of activities and (2) detailed decomposition of activities into sub-activities. The Profinteg tool also provides promising results for guidance of IADL rehabilitation in the patient's real-life environment.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2013
- Psychologica Belgica is the flagship journal of the Belgian Association for Psychological Science. It appears quarterly and publishes peer-reviewed scientific contributions to all domains of psychology as well as book reviews. Contributions take the form of full-length articles or short reports. Psychologica Belgica is listed in all major indexes, including Current Contents and Psychological Abstracts.
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