SOCIALBI, a Rasch Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Anger, Hostility and Aggression After Acquired Brain Injury.

Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Anger, Hostility and Aggression After Acquired Brain Injury.


Lead sponsor: Eric Durand

Source Brugmann University Hospital
Brief Summary

The incidence of aggression and violent behavior is usually reported to be high after acquired brain injury, around 54%. Behaviors with verbal agression and, less frequently, physical agressions, are described.

These behaviors may be linked to the dysfunction of the frontal lobes responsible for executive functions and complex social interactions, or to the dysfunction of the temporal structures that may also be responsible for increased aggression.

It is interesting to note that very few scales or specific questionnaires evaluate the factors and co-variables that could lead to aggressive behavior after an acquired brain injury. Such questionnaires are very rare, and none have been validated in French.

The objective of this study is to develop a questionnaire in French that aims to assess anger, hostility and aggression after acquired brain injury. The psychometric qualities of this questionnaire will be evaluated using the Rasch probabilistic model.

The development of such a tool will be of major interest for clinical practice and future clinical research.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date April 9, 2019
Completion Date December 2021
Primary Completion Date December 2021
Phase N/A
Study Type Interventional
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Questionnaire evaluation by Rasch methodology 30 minutes
Enrollment 50

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: Questionnaire

Description: questionnaire

Arm group label: Patients with acquired brain injury



Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients of the CHU Brugmann Hospital

- Central neurological pathology of vascular or traumatic origin, acute or chronic (known since more than one year).

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant or lactating women

- Presence or antecedents of psychiatric disease

- Degenerative pathology (ex: Parkinson...)

- Antecedents of other neurologic pathologies before the acquired lesion

- Oral or written comprehension dysfunctions.

Gender: All

Minimum age: 18 Years

Maximum age: 75 Years

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Eric Durand, MD Principal Investigator CHU Brugmann
Overall Contact

Last name: Eric Durand, MD

Phone: 3224758121

Email: [email protected]

facility status contact investigator
Brugmann University Hospital | Brussels, 1020, Belgium Recruiting Eric Durand, MD [email protected] Eric Durand, MD Principal Investigator
Hôpital Universitaire Pitié-Salpêtrière | Paris, France Not yet recruiting Pradat-Diehl, Pr
Hôpitaux Saint Maurice | Saint-Maurice, France Not yet recruiting Chevignard, MD PhD
Location Countries



Verification Date

July 2019

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Sponsor-Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Brugmann University Hospital

Investigator full name: Eric Durand

Investigator title: Head of clinic (Physical medicine)

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Number Of Arms 1
Arm Group

Arm group label: Patients with acquired brain injury

Arm group type: Experimental

Patient Data No
Study Design Info

Allocation: N/A

Intervention model: Single Group Assignment

Primary purpose: Diagnostic

Masking: None (Open Label)