Research Article  |   May 2016
Reliability of the Client-Centeredness of Goal Setting (C–COGS) Scale in Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Author Affiliations
  • Emmah Doig, PhD, BOccThy Hons, is Research Fellow, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia; e.doig@uq.edu.au
  • Sarah Prescott, BOccThy Hons, is PhD Candidate, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia
  • Jennifer Fleming, PhD, BOccThy Hons, is Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus; Occupational Therapy Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia; and Occupational Therapist, Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Health District, Queensland Health, Brisbane, Australia
  • Petrea Cornwell, PhD, BSpPath Hons, is Principal Research Fellow, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Department of Health, and School of Applied Psychology, Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, and Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Pim Kuipers, PhD, BA Hons, MA, Grad Dip Rehab, is Associate Professor, Centre for Functioning and Health Research, Metro South Health District, Queensland Health, and Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Article Information
Neurologic Conditions / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Traumatic Brain Injury / Rehabilitation, Disability, and Participation
Research Article   |   May 2016
Reliability of the Client-Centeredness of Goal Setting (C–COGS) Scale in Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2016, Vol. 70, 7004290010p1-7004290010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.017046
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 2016, Vol. 70, 7004290010p1-7004290010p8. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.017046
Abstract

OBJECTIVE. To examine the internal reliability and test–retest reliability of the Client-Centeredness of Goal Setting (C–COGS) scale.

METHOD. The C–COGS scale was administered to 42 participants with acquired brain injury after completion of multidisciplinary goal planning. Internal reliability of scale items was examined using item–partial total correlations and Cronbach’s α coefficient. The scale was readministered within a 1-mo period to a subsample of 12 participants to examine test–retest reliability by calculating exact and close percentage agreement for each item.

RESULTS. After examination of item–partial total correlations, test items were revised. The revised items demonstrated stronger internal consistency than the original items. Preliminary evaluation of test–retest reliability was fair, with an average exact percent agreement across all test items of 67%.

CONCLUSION. Findings support the preliminary reliability of the C–COGS scale as a tool to evaluate and promote client-centered goal planning in brain injury rehabilitation.