Primary objective: To investigate the participation of adults living with traumatic brain injury in regional and rural NSW asmeasured by the Participation Objective Participation Subjective (POPS) measure.Research design: A quantitative survey of a single cohort as the first of a two phase mixed methods study.Methods and procedures: One hundred and thirty-one adults with a TBI were recruited through eight rural brain injuryrehabilitation programmes in NSW. These adults completed a range of survey instruments, including the POPS.Main outcomes and results: The POPS measure supported findings from other research that identified varying impacts ofTBI. However, in contrast to other studies, there was no correlation between participation scores and age, gender, timesince injury and severity of injury.Conclusions: The findings from this study suggest that the issue of participation of adults with TBI living in non-metropolitanareas needs to be further researched.
Curtin, M., Jones, J., Tyson, G., Mitsch, V., Alston, M., & McAllister, L. (2011). Outcomes of participation objective, participation subjective (POPS) measure following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 25(3), 266-273. https://doi.org/10.3109/02699052.2010.542793