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Family Burden of Injury Interview (FBII)
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Supplemental:Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Exploratory: Sport-Related Concussion (SRC) Subacute (after 72 hours to 3 months) and Persistent/Chronic (3 months and greater post concussion)
Short Description of Instrument
The Family Burden of Injury Interview (FBII) measures stress related to injury, with both a structured interview and self-report version available. The interview version has proven reliability and validity and has been used in TBI. The self-report version is undergoing psychometric analysis.
Sport-Related Concussion Specific: Assesses impact/stress on a family after injury. Not likely to be relevant in the acute stage post concussion. Advantages: It is well established and has satisfactory psychometric properties. Structured interview for parents to assess injury related stress and injury related family burden. Validity and reliability is well established. According to regression analysis it is predictive of PTSD. Approximately 20 minutes to complete. Dutch, German and Danish.
Disadvantages: (1) Takes 20 minutes to complete (2) self-report version not fully validated (3) translations not validated.  May not be as relevant in mild TBI. Most likely will reflect parents concerns of PCS and PTSD. No Spanish version appears to be available.
Age Range: For use with parents of school-age children
Scores range from 0 (not at all stressful) to 4 (extremely stressful). Individual item scores are averaged across the questionnaire for a total score.
Psychometric Properties
The FBII has been used in numerous studies of recovery following TBI. Reliability and validity of this measure has been established. The FBII has been broadly used internationally; however, reliability and validity for the translated versions are lacking. The measure is freely available.
Data on approximately 300 families of children with TBI have been collected worldwide and are awaiting further psychometric analyses.
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Document last updated March 2018