Rehabilitation Outcome Measures is a comprehensive review and comparison of measurement instruments in rehabilitation. It includes a high-level section on professional practice in physiotherapy and an introduction to the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Classification of Health. For those who wish to learn more about the relevance of reported measurement properties, the text focuses on how this knowledge can assist clinical decision-making. Additionally, the book reviews a range of measurements in neurological rehabilitation as well as mobility, fatigue, physical activity and patient satisfaction. Rehabilitation Outcome Measures is directed at students preparing for clinical practice, as well as researchers and practitioners seeking information about a range of measurement instruments.
SECTION 1 OUTCOME MEASUREMENT IN CONTEXT
1 Outcome measurement and practice
The outcomes movement
The role of professional organizations in promoting the systematic use of SOMs
2 International classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF)
What is ICF?
3 How to choose an outcome measure
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
SECTION 2 MEASUREMENT PROPERTIES
4 Reliability: error in measurement
What is reliability?
How are studies of reliability analysed?
What not to use or to interpret with caution
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?
6 Measuring change
SECTION 3 OVERVIEW
7 Measuring mobility
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- 14th December 2010
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