Utility of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor as a Patient-Reported Symptom Monitoring Tool in Older Injury Survivors

Mikita Fuchita*, Anthony Perkins, Emma Holler, Nancy Glober, Sue Lasiter, Sanjay Mohanty, Damaris Ortiz, Sujuan Gao, Dustin D. French, Malaz Boustani, Ben L. Zarzaur

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Introduction: The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor (HABC-M) as a patient-reported outcome tool to measure cognitive, functional, and psychological symptoms among older adults who sustained non-neurologic injuries requiring hospital admission. Methods: We used data from a multicenter randomized controlled trial to evaluate the utility of the HABC-M Self-Report version in older patients recovering from traumatic injuries. A total of 143 patients without cognitive impairment were included in the analysis. Cronbach's alpha was used to measure the internal consistency, and Spearman's rank correlation test was used to evaluate the relationship of the HABC-M with standard measures of cognitive, functional, and psychological outcomes. Results: The HABC-M subscales and the total scale showed satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0.64 to 0.77). The HABC-M cognitive subscale did not correlate with the Mini-Mental State Examination. The HABC-M functional and psychological subscales correlated with corresponding standard reference measures (|rs| = 0.24-0.59). Conclusions: The HABC-M Self-Report version is a practical alternative to administering multiple surveys to monitor functional and psychological sequelae in older patients recovering from recent non-neurologic injuries. Its clinical application may facilitate personalized, multidisciplinary care coordination among older trauma survivors without cognitive impairment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Surgical Research
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • Health-related quality of life
  • Long-term care
  • Multidisciplinary care team
  • Patient-reported outcome measure
  • Traumatic injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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