Objective: To validate the Reintegration to Normal Living Index (RNLI) in a population of community-dwelling adults with mobility limitations.
Design: Cross-sectional survey.
Participants: Six hundred four people between the ages of 18 and 80 years who had a mobility limitation, lived in the community, and had been discharged from rehabilitation for at least 1 year.
Interventions: Not applicable.
Main outcome measure: The RNLI.
Results: The RNLI is a reliable measure of community reintegration. A 2-factor structure emerged from a principal components analysis that indicates there are 2 subscales of the RNLI in a population with mobility impairments.
Conclusions: The RNLI is a reliable and valid measure for studies of community integration among people living with long-term consequences of a chronic health condition.