Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2017 , Vol 63 , Num 2
Inter-rater agreement of the Turkish version of the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised form
Aytül Çakcı 1 ,Jale Meray 2 ,Sibel Örsel 3 ,Rıdvan Alaca 4 ,Canan Çulha 5 ,İbrahim Gündoğdu 1 ,Evren Yaşar 4 ,Derya Öztuna 6 ,Eda Gürcay 1 ,Ebru Umay 1 ,Erhan Öztürk 1 ,Süheyla Bulut 3 ,Uğur Tamkan 1 ,Neslihan Metli 5 ,Musa Polat 2
1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Psychiatry, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Ankara, Turkey
5 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
6 Department of Statistics, Medical Faculty of Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey
7 Department of Neurology, Ankara Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tftrd.2017.207 Objectives: This study aims to adapt the Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-revised form (NBRS-R) for Turkish traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients and to investigate the inter-rater agreement of the Turkish revised scale.

Patients and methods: A total of 45 patients (36 males, 9 females; mean age 31.1±13.0 years; range 18 to 60 years) with TBI were included in this study between September 2013 and August 2014. A semi-structured interview was set up for Turkish patients using a multidisciplinary approach (physiatrist, psychiatrist, neurologist and psychologist) with the participation of four rehabilitation centers. Questions were prepared for each of the 29 items, based on the recommendations of the original NBRS-R form. Four different interviewers from the four centers applied this form to a total of 45 TBI patients.

Results: The items evaluated by intra-class correlation coefficient showed satisfactory stability and the reliability of the items ranged from moderate to very good.

Conclusion: The NBRS-R form can be suggested to provide a reliable and easily reproducible evaluation method of neurobehavioral deficits in TBI patients who speak Turkish. Keywords : Cognition; Neurobehavioral Rating Scale-Revised form; traumatic brain injury