The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Spina Bifida Version: a measure of executive components of self-management.

TitleThe Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Spina Bifida Version: a measure of executive components of self-management.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsJacobson LA, Tarazi RA, McCurdy MD, Schultz S, Levey E, Mahone ME, Zabel AT
JournalRehabilitation psychology
Volume58
Issue1
Pagination98-105
Date Published2013 Feb
Abstract

Successful implementation of functional self-care skills depends upon adequate executive functioning; however, many scales assessing adaptive skills do not address the inherent executive burden of these tasks. This omission is especially relevant for individuals with spina bifida, for whom medical self-care tasks impose a significant burden requiring initiation and prospective memory. The Kennedy Krieger Independence Scales-Spina Bifida Version (KKIS-SB) is a caregiver-reported measure designed to address this gap; it assesses skills for managing both typical and spina bifida-related daily self-care demands, with a focus on the timely and independent initiation of adaptive skills.

DOI10.1155/2013/942427
Alternate JournalRehabil Psychol