Psychometric investigation of the abbreviated concussion symptom inventory in a sample of U.S. marines returning from combat

Justin S. Campbell, Steven Pulos, F. Jay Haran, Jack Tsao, Aimee L. Alphonso

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study describes the psychometric investigation of an 11-item symptom checklist, the Abbreviated Concussion Symptom Inventory (ACSI). The ACSI is a dichotomously scored list of postconcussive symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury. The ACSI was administered to Marines (N = 1,435) within the 1st month of their return from combat deployments to Afghanistan. Psychometric analyses based upon nonparametric item response theory supported scoring the ACSI via simple summation of symptom endorsements; doing so produced a total score with good reliability (α =.802). Total scores were also found to significantly differentiate between different levels of head injury complexity during deployment, F(3, 1,431) = 100.75, p <.001. The findings support the use of the ASCI in research settings requiring a psychometrically reliable measure of postconcussion symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-179
Number of pages10
JournalApplied Neuropsychology:Adult
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2015

Fingerprint

Military Personnel
Psychometrics
Equipment and Supplies
Brain Concussion
Afghanistan
Checklist
Craniocerebral Trauma
Research

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

Cite this

Psychometric investigation of the abbreviated concussion symptom inventory in a sample of U.S. marines returning from combat. / Campbell, Justin S.; Pulos, Steven; Haran, F. Jay; Tsao, Jack; Alphonso, Aimee L.

In: Applied Neuropsychology:Adult, Vol. 22, No. 3, 04.05.2015, p. 170-179.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Campbell, Justin S. ; Pulos, Steven ; Haran, F. Jay ; Tsao, Jack ; Alphonso, Aimee L. / Psychometric investigation of the abbreviated concussion symptom inventory in a sample of U.S. marines returning from combat. In: Applied Neuropsychology:Adult. 2015 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 170-179.
@article{d3bec08d516a419c9881a5bfe3936b16,
title = "Psychometric investigation of the abbreviated concussion symptom inventory in a sample of U.S. marines returning from combat",
abstract = "This study describes the psychometric investigation of an 11-item symptom checklist, the Abbreviated Concussion Symptom Inventory (ACSI). The ACSI is a dichotomously scored list of postconcussive symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury. The ACSI was administered to Marines (N = 1,435) within the 1st month of their return from combat deployments to Afghanistan. Psychometric analyses based upon nonparametric item response theory supported scoring the ACSI via simple summation of symptom endorsements; doing so produced a total score with good reliability (α =.802). Total scores were also found to significantly differentiate between different levels of head injury complexity during deployment, F(3, 1,431) = 100.75, p <.001. The findings support the use of the ASCI in research settings requiring a psychometrically reliable measure of postconcussion symptoms.",
author = "Campbell, {Justin S.} and Steven Pulos and Haran, {F. Jay} and Jack Tsao and Alphonso, {Aimee L.}",
year = "2015",
month = "5",
day = "4",
doi = "10.1080/23279095.2014.891510",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "170--179",
journal = "Applied neuropsychology. Adult",
issn = "0908-4282",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Psychometric investigation of the abbreviated concussion symptom inventory in a sample of U.S. marines returning from combat

AU - Campbell, Justin S.

AU - Pulos, Steven

AU - Haran, F. Jay

AU - Tsao, Jack

AU - Alphonso, Aimee L.

PY - 2015/5/4

Y1 - 2015/5/4

N2 - This study describes the psychometric investigation of an 11-item symptom checklist, the Abbreviated Concussion Symptom Inventory (ACSI). The ACSI is a dichotomously scored list of postconcussive symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury. The ACSI was administered to Marines (N = 1,435) within the 1st month of their return from combat deployments to Afghanistan. Psychometric analyses based upon nonparametric item response theory supported scoring the ACSI via simple summation of symptom endorsements; doing so produced a total score with good reliability (α =.802). Total scores were also found to significantly differentiate between different levels of head injury complexity during deployment, F(3, 1,431) = 100.75, p <.001. The findings support the use of the ASCI in research settings requiring a psychometrically reliable measure of postconcussion symptoms.

AB - This study describes the psychometric investigation of an 11-item symptom checklist, the Abbreviated Concussion Symptom Inventory (ACSI). The ACSI is a dichotomously scored list of postconcussive symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury. The ACSI was administered to Marines (N = 1,435) within the 1st month of their return from combat deployments to Afghanistan. Psychometric analyses based upon nonparametric item response theory supported scoring the ACSI via simple summation of symptom endorsements; doing so produced a total score with good reliability (α =.802). Total scores were also found to significantly differentiate between different levels of head injury complexity during deployment, F(3, 1,431) = 100.75, p <.001. The findings support the use of the ASCI in research settings requiring a psychometrically reliable measure of postconcussion symptoms.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84928778138&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84928778138&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/23279095.2014.891510

DO - 10.1080/23279095.2014.891510

M3 - Article

VL - 22

SP - 170

EP - 179

JO - Applied neuropsychology. Adult

JF - Applied neuropsychology. Adult

SN - 0908-4282

IS - 3

ER -