The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI) is a collaborative project of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), now the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) funded Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems. The COMBI is a project of the current funding cycle for NIDRR TBI Model Systems (2007-2012). The COMBI is coordinated at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
The COMBI had a bulletin board system between 2000 and 2011. This was discontinued due to misuse (spam) and lack of posts. Existing questions and responses will be incorporated into the frequently asked question sections.
For each supported measure there is syllabus and training information, rating forms, background information on validity and reliability, a reference list of published studies, and testing materials. A FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) section is also included, compiled from past training information and questions emailed to us.
Starting in January 2012, COMBI has partnered with the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) to provide a new JHTR feature called 'Tools for Clinical Use.' The recurring feature will include profiles and updates on validated, standardized instruments from the COMBI. JHTR readers will have regular updates of both existing scales and new additions to the COMBI.
We hope you find the COMBI a valuable resource. Please feel free to email us with suggestions or contributions. Contact Mr. Ben Dirlikov at
NOTICE Kindly be informed the Rehabilitation Research Center maintains the website, however the Center does not hold any copyrights to the scales. Please contact the scale developer directly for requests pertaining to scale reproduction, use, or presentation (including scale use for teaching purposes). Thank you for your cooperation. SCVMC Rehabilitation Research Center.
CITATION If you find the information in the COMBI useful, please mention it when citing sources of information. The COMBI website may be cited as:
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2006). The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/combi ( accessed
Information on how to cite specific instruments on the COMBI are given in the reference section for each instrument.
FUNDING The COMBI is funded through the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), now the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). To find out more about the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, visit their website at http://www.scvmcrehab.org/article/research_center. To find out more about the TBI Model Systems Projects, visit their website at www.tbindsc.org
Grant #: H133A020524 The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal government.