Quality of Life Concepts

Secondary Health Conditions

Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ)

Description: A measure of ability to perform normal role functions in and outside the home in 3 domains: home (participating in shopping, meal preparation, housework, child care), social (participating in activities outside of home, travel, leisure activities with others, and existence/availability of a ‘best friend’), and productive activity (employment status) [1].

Format: 15 items

Scoring: Items are rated on a scale from 0 (performed by someone else) to 2 (performed alone). Scores on each item are summed to produce the overall score, which can range from 0 to 29, with higher scores indicating greater integration. The CIQ can be further divided into 3 sub-scores for integration in the home, social integration, and productivity.

Administration and Burden: Self-administered; Proxy-administered. Approximately 15 minutes.

Psychometrics for SCI: Multiple sub-scales of the CIQ have been found to correlate significantly with sub-scales of the Craig Handicap Assessment and Reporting Technique Short-Form (CHART-SF); this was particularly the case with the social integration sub-scales of each measure [2].

Languages: English.

QoL Concept: The CIQ measures Community Reintegration, which corresponds to Boxes B (societal standards and priorities) and C (achievements) of Dijker’s Model.

Permissions/Where to Obtain: Copyrighted; The CIQ can be acquired by obtaining permission from Dr. Barry Willer - Details about the CIQ and contact information for Dr. Willer are available at the Centre for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury at: http://www.tbims.org/combi/ciq/index.html.

References:

  1. Willer B, Rosenthal M, Kreutzer JS, Gordon WA, Rempel R. Assessment of community integration following rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil 1993;8:75-87.

  2. Gontkovsky ST, Russum P, Stokic DS. Comparison of the CIQ and chart short form in assessing community integration in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury: A pilot study NeuroRehabil 2009;24:185-92.

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