Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSimpson, G
dc.contributor.authorFosters, M
dc.contributor.authorKuipers, P
dc.contributor.authorKendall, M
dc.contributor.authorHanna, J
dc.description.abstractPurpose. To use a taxonomy of goal content, developed in community-based brain injury rehabilitation to examine and compare the content of goals set within two different service settings; and to further examine the potential of the taxonomy to be a reliable and comprehensive framework for classifying goals. Method. Qualitative analysis and categorization of 1492 goal statements extracted from a community-based brain injury rehabilitation service over two time periods (1996 – 97, 1998 – 99), and cross-organizational comparison of ratings of goal classifications using a random sample of 100 goal statements drawn from this data set and the original 1765 goal statements used in developing the taxonomy. Results. Application of the taxonomy beyond the original service setting in which it was developed indicated a strong interrater reliability, with a high test-retest agreement reported over time. For both services, a small number of categories accounted for a substantial proportion of goals set within the two time periods, while considerable change was evident in goals between the two periods for one service. Further, both placed emphasis on individually focused goals rather than relationship or family-related goals. Conclusion. The taxonomy provides a reliable means for classifying goals and is a useful tool for exploration of the multiple influences on goal setting. Further application of the taxonomy to examine the relative influence on goal setting of client factors versus a range of organizational factors would be beneficial.
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalDisability and Rehabilitation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.titleAn organizational perspective on goal setting in community-based brain injury rehabilitation
dc.typeJournal article
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSimpson, G; Foster, M; Kuipers, P; Kendall, M; Hanna, J, An organizational perspective on goal setting in community-based brain injury rehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, 2005, 27 (15), pp. 901-910
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorFoster, Michele M.
gro.griffith.authorKuipers, Pim
gro.griffith.authorKendall, Melissa B.

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Journal articles
    Contains articles published by Griffith authors in scholarly journals.

Show simple item record