The Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ)


Author of Tool: 

Willer, B., Rosenthal, M., Kreutzer, S., Gordon, A., Rempel, R.

Key references: 

Willer, B., Rosenthal, M., Kreutzer, S., Gordon, A., & Rempel, R. (1993). Assessment of community integration following rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 8(2).

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) is a 15-item inventory designed to measure levels of community integration. It has typically been used to measure levels of community integration among individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI).


A key component following the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic traumatic brain injuries (TBI) is the level of community integration they can subsequently achieve post-treatment. Integration is broadly defined in terms of the home, social networks, other productive outlets such as employment, school, or volunteer work. In a study by Willer, Rosenthal, Kreutzer, Gordon & Rempel (1993) the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) was shown to reliably discriminate between individuals with TBI and those with no obvious impairments. The rehabilitation received by those with TBI came in the form of model systems programs. Furthermore, patients with TBI who received model systems programs rehabilitation scored significantly better on the CIQ for levels of home and social integration compared to those with TBI who did not receive the same rehabilitation.


Psychometric properties of the Community Integration Questionnaire (CIQ) are discussed in Willer, Rosenthal, Kreutzer, Gordon, and Rempel (1993).



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