Predictive factors of quality of life in acquired brain injury

  1. Miguel Ángel Verdugo Alonso 1
  2. María Fernández Sánchez 1
  3. Laura Elisabet Gómez Sánchez 2
  4. Antonio Manuel Amor González 1
  5. Alba Aza Hernández 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España


International journal of clinical and health psychology

ISSN: 1697-2600

Year of publication: 2019

Volume: 19

Issue: 3

Pages: 189-197

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1016/J.IJCHP.2019.06.004 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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  • Scopus Cited by: 20 (15-02-2024)
  • Dialnet Métricas Cited by: 2 (18-02-2024)
  • Web of Science Cited by: 22 (25-10-2023)
  • Dimensions Cited by: 22 (14-01-2024)

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Impact Factor: 4.25
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 3.3
  • Article influence score: 0.966
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 13/131 (Ranking edition: SSCI)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Year 2019
  • SJR Journal Impact: 1.494
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: Clinical Psychology Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 32/317

Índice Dialnet de Revistas

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Impact: 4.020
  • Field: PSICOLOGÍA Quartile: C1 Rank in field: 1/112


  • Social Sciences: A

Scopus CiteScore

  • Year 2019
  • CiteScore of the Journal : 6.0
  • Area: Clinical Psychology Percentile: 91

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Year 2019
  • Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 1.64
  • Best Quartile: Q1
  • Area: PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL Quartile: Q1 Rank in area: 17/172


(Data updated as of 14-01-2024)
  • Total citations: 22
  • Recent citations (2 years): 11
  • Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): 2.23
  • Field Citation Ratio (FCR): 5.55


Background/Objective The sequelae and the disability and dependence that follow an acquired brain injury (ABI) may result in a significant reduction in the quality of life (QoL) of those affected. The objective was to assess the QoL of a sample of Spanish patients with an ABI and analyze the influence of certain sociodemographic and injury-related variables on their QoL. Method: The sample comprised 421 adults (60% male; Mage = 53.12; SD = 14.87). Professionals and relatives assessed the patients’ QoL through the CAVIDACE scale, an ABI-specific tool based on the eight-domain QoL model. Results: Univariate analyses showed statistically significant differences in the QoL scores in several sociodemographic (age, civil status, education level, prior employment status, type of home, level of supports, loss of legal capacity, recognized dependence, and degree of dependence) and injury-related (time since the injury, location of the injury, and presence of post-traumatic amnesia) variables. The multiple linear regression showed that loss of legal capacity, time since the injury, prior employment status, location of the injury, and degree of dependence were significant QoL predictors. Conclusions: These findings provide knowledge for the development of programs aimed at reducing the negative impact of ABI on QoL.

Funding information


  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness
    • PSI2015-65193-P [MINECO/FEDER, UE]
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
    • BES-2013-065113
    • BES-2016-078252
    • FPU13/03897

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