The Quality of Life after Brain Injury Overall Scale (QOLIBRI-OS) is a recently developed instrument that provides a brief summary measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in domains typically affected by brain injury. This study examined the application of the six item QOLIBRI-OS in patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Hong Kong Chinese aSAH patients were evaluated prospectively within the chronic phase of 1 year after aSAH in this multi-center observational study. Cronbach’s α was 0.88, and correlations were satisfactory for all six items. QOLIBRI-OS demonstrated good criterion validity with other 1 year outcome assessments. In conclusion, QOLIBRI-OS can be used as a brief index for disease-specific HRQoL assessment after aSAH. Further validation in another population of aSAH patients is recommended. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
CitationWong, G. K. C., Lam, S. W., Ngai, K., Wong, A., Mok, V., & Poon, W. S. (2014). Quality of Life after Brain Injury (QOLIBRI) overall scale for patients after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 21(6), 954-956.
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
- Cerebral aneurysm
- Health-related quality of life