Investigating the Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) as a rehabilitation outcome measure

Hennessy, Maria, Hunt, Nicole, Morris, Kayla, and Sealey, Cindy (2016) Investigating the Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) as a rehabilitation outcome measure. In: Abstracts from the Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the WFNR Conference. p. 49. From: 13th Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Special Interest Group of the WFNR Conference, 11-12 July 2016, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Reliable and valid outcome measures are needed in community rehabilitation settings following acquired neurological injury. The Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) (Su, Tay and Diener, 2013) was investigated for this purpose. The CIT is a 54 item self-report measure that provides 18 subscales and seven main scales of thriving: Relationships, Engagement, Mastery, Autonomy, Meaning, Optimism and Subjective Well-being. Participants (n=76) were administered the CIT on admission to a community rehabilitation service. The mean age of participants was 54.8 (SD = 17.7), with 43% being male. The main diagnostic groups were cerebrovascular disease (28%), traumatic brain injury (17%) and Parkinson's disease (12%). Internal consistency was moderate to high (α =.6 to .9) for all subscales with the exception of Support (Relationships) and Skills (Mastery); and high (α=.79-.93) for all indexes with the exception of Subjective Wellbeing. Correlational analyses supported the scale groupings. However, the subscales of Support (Relationships) and Skills (Mastery) did not correlate significantly with any subscales. Additionally the Subjective Well-being scale should not be calculated, but instead its three subscales (Negative Feelings, Life Satisfaction, Positive Feelings) used individually. In terms of demographic variables, there were no significant gender differences on CIT scales. Age had low correlations with two Relationships subscales only (Trust r=.23, p=.04; Loneliness r=-.25, p=.03). Diagnostic group minimally influenced CIT scores. Significant between-group differences were only found for Accomplishment (Mastery), with post-hoc analyses indicating higher levels for the cerebrovascular group. The CIT shows considerable promise in rehabilitation outcomes as a reliable and valid multi-component measure of wellbeing.

Item ID: 44844
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: positive psychology, assessment, rehabilitation, outcomes, thriving
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 02:50
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11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy) @ 40%
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