Rehabilitation Outcome Measures

1st Edition

Authors: Emma Stokes
Paperback ISBN: 9780443069154
eBook ISBN: 9780702044465
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 14th December 2010
Page Count: 168

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


Description

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.

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

  • Details

    No. of pages:
    168
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © Churchill Livingstone 2010
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    eBook ISBN:
    9780702061035
    eBook ISBN:
    9780702044465
    Paperback ISBN:
    9780443069154

    About the Authors

    Emma Stokes Author

    Affiliations and Expertise

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