Convergent validity of self-awareness measures and their association with employment outcome in adults following acquired brain injury
Primary objective: To examine the convergent validity of three measures of self-awareness and their correlation with employment status in 38 adults with acquired brain injury. Research design: A cross-sectional study examining correlations between standardized measures of self-awareness and employment outcome. Methods and procedures: Self-awareness was assessed using the Self-Awareness of Deficits Interview (SADI), the Self- Regulation Skills Interview (SRSI) and the Awareness Questionnaire (AQ). Employment outcome was classified using a five-point work status rating scale and work items from the Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale (SPRS). Main outcomes and results: Significant correlations were found between the SADI total score and the AQ discrepancy score and between the total SADI score and the SRSI indices. The work status rating scale was significantly correlated with the SADI and SRSI scores but not the AQ. Conclusions: The findings support the convergent validity of the three measures of self-awareness and highlight the need to address self-awareness deficits in vocational rehabilitation.