26.1 Outcomes in Physical Therapy Practice
This course provides a comprehensive review of commonly used outcome measures in physical therapy practice today. Patient-reported and performance-based outcome measures are covered. The scales and measures are also presented according to their application to the extremity or spine. A unique monograph on cognition and affect is also included. Psychometric and clinimetric principles are reviewed throughout.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of patientreported outcome measures as part of orthopaedic physical therapist practice.
- Define the psychometric and clinimetric properties of patient-reported outcome measures and understand the importance of these properties.
- Interpret the similarities and differences between patient- report measures and physical performance measures.
- Recognize potential biases and errors in the use of physical performance measures.
- Identify the aspects of physical therapy evaluation, treatment, and reassessment best addressed through physical performance measures.
- Identify the most appropriate measure given a specific diagnosis or region of injury.
- Know the minimal detectable change scores and minimally clinically important difference scores associated with a variety of patient-reported outcomes and performance questionnaires.
- Understand the value of using patient-rated outcomes for the appraisal of value-based health care outcomes.
- Interpret the scores generated from patient-rated outcome and performance outcome measures for clinical decision- making and patient management.
- Discuss best practices with regard to administering outcomes measures for individuals with spine conditions.
- Interpret outcomes measurements for individuals with spine conditions with respect to likely statistically significant and clinically important changes.
- Understand and appreciate some of the basic models and outcomes tools for cognition, affect, and behavior change.
- Patient-reported Outcome Measures— Framework, Psychometrics, and Uses
D. Scott, Davis, PT, MS, EdD, OCS
- Performance-rated Outcome Measures— Framework, Psychometrics, and Uses
Charles Sheets, PT, OCS, SCS, Dip MDT
- Lower Extremity Outcome Measures
Joseph Zeni, Jr. PT, PhD; Kathleen Madara, PT, DPT
- Upper Extremity Outcome Measures
Lori A. Michener, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA; Hillary A. Plummer, PhD, ATC
- Patient Self-report Outcome Measures for Individuals with Spine Conditions
Todd E. Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS
- Measures of Cognition and Affect
Kimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CLT, CSCS
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