The European Brain Injury Questionnaire

Patients’ and Families’ Subjective Evaluation of Brain-Injured Patients’ Current and Prior to Injury Difficulties
  • Gérard Deloche
  • Georges Dellatolas
  • Anne-Lise Christensen
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


The European Brain Injury Questionnaire (EBIQ) study reported here formed part of the 4-year BIOMED1 EU Concerted Action project entitled “European Standardized Computerized Assessment Procedure for the Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Brain-Damaged Patients.” The project included nine groups focusing on assessment and rehabilitation in the traditional cognitive areas (i.e., memory, language, attention, visual neglect, etc.). Such a reductionist approach toward cognitive functioning was adopted in order to simplify the experimental protocols and designs, but it resulted in fractionating the study of persons with brain injury. To counter this, an “integration” work group was established by Professor Christensen, whose aim was to study emotional, personality, and social aspects of patients’ daily lives, in combination with the consequences and sequelae of cognitive dysfunction. This international work group developed and researched a unified questionnaire for tapping the subjective experience of patients across these areas.


Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Injury Executive Function International Work Group Idealize View 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gérard Deloche
    • 1
  • Georges Dellatolas
    • 2
  • Anne-Lise Christensen
    • 3
  1. 1.CIRLEP and INSERM U472Reims CedexFrance
  2. 2.INSERM U169Villejuif CedexFrance
  3. 3.Center for Rehabilitation of Brain InjuryUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen SDenmark

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