Key Features

  • Provides details on how to manage a project and select an outcome measure
  • Introduction to WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
  • Boxes with specific links to clinical decision-making
  • Easy format for review of measurement possibilities in each domain
  • Clear review of 36 measurement instruments
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication

    Acknowledgements

    Preface

    SECTION 1 OUTCOME MEASUREMENT IN CONTEXT

    1 Outcome measurement and practice

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    The outcomes movement

    Evidence-based practice

    The role of professional organizations in promoting the systematic use of SOMs

    Summary

    2 International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    What is ICF?

    3 How to choose an outcome measure

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    Project manage the process of choosing and using OMs

    How do I choose a measure to use in my clinical practice?

    Different types of measures

    Assessing the quality of a measure

    Summary

    SECTION 2 MEASUREMENT PROPERTIES

    4 Reliability: error in measurement

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    What is reliability?

    How are studies of reliability analysed?

    What not to use or to interpret with caution

    Summary

    5 Validity

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    The description and methodology of validity

    Predicting the future – how can we use OMs to predict future events?

    Can the outcome measure tell the difference between two groups?

    Summary

    6 Measuring change

    Introduction

    Chapter outline

    Studying responsiveness

    Summary

    SECTION 3 OVERVIEW

    7 Measuring mobility

    Intro

    Details

    No. of pages:
    206
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443069154
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702061035

    About the editor

    Emma Stokes

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin