1998 we have been adding new measures and scales.
Starting in 1999, a biannual newsletter
of facts and figures about the measures has been produced.
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.
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.
hope you find the COMBI a valuable resource. Please feel free to
email us with suggestions or contributions. Contact Dr. Linda Isaac, PhD
CITATION If you find the information in the COMBI useful, please mention
it when citing sources of information. The COMBI website may be
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2006). The Center for Outcome
Measurement in Brain Injury. http://www.tbims.org/combi ( accessed
on how to cite specific instruments on the COMBI are given in the
reference section for each instrument.
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).
To find out more about the Rehabilitation Research Center at Santa
Clara Valley Medical Center, visit their website at www.tbi-sci.org.
To find out more about the TBI Model Systems Projects, visit their
website at www.tbindsc.org
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Department of Education. However those contents do not necessarily
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