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  1. Developing computerized adaptive tests to improve the efficiency of patientreported outcome assessment: Clinically feasible procedures [Download]

    Title: Developing computerized adaptive tests to improve the efficiency of patientreported outcome assessment: Clinically feasible procedures
    Creator: Erin McCabe
    Description: Presentation at 13th Annual Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital Spotlight on Research Breakfast. Background Patient-reported outcome measures (PRO) are considered valuable sources of information. A clinically useful PRO will balance efficiency (quick administration), while maintaining precision (capturing individual variation) in measuring various health outcomes (e.g., physical function, quality-of-life). Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) can achieve these aims. In CAT, patients receive a unique set of items from a large item bank targeted towards their own health status. The individualized test produces a reliable measurement with far fewer items than traditional questionnaires. Objective To demonstrate procedures to develop a computerized-adaptive PRO. Method We used the items in the ‘Lower Extremity Functional Scale’, the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 ‘Role-Physical’, and ‘Physical-Function’ subscales to create a CAT for physical functioning. We analyzed an existing dataset of responses (n=1,429) to the scales, collected from workers with lower extremity impairment. First, we calibrated the items on the same metric, using Item Response Theory. Then, we used computer simulations to design the CAT, and to evaluate the measurement precision of CATs of varying lengths (20 items, 12 items, 8 items, 5 items). Result Comparing the CAT to the three questionnaires (34 items total), we found that a CAT of 8 items in length was sufficient to maintain 95% of measurement precision. If greater precision is desired (99%), 20 items would be sufficient. We developed a CAT for physical function that is fully functional, and ready for implementation into clinical practice. Conclusion CATs are an efficient method of PRO measurement. We demonstrate how practitioners can develop and implement CATs using freely available online platforms.
    Subjects: Outcome measurement, Patient reported outcomes, Musculoskeletal health
    Date Created: 2017/11/22
  2. How are we Assessing Therapeutic Relationships in Hemophilia Care? [Download]

    Title: How are we Assessing Therapeutic Relationships in Hemophilia Care?
    Creator: McCabe, Erin
    Subjects: Hemophilia, Therapeutic relationship, Inherited bleeding disorders
    Date Created: 2017
  3. Assessment of Therapeutic Relationships in the Care of Patients with Hemophilia [Download]

    Title: Assessment of Therapeutic Relationships in the Care of Patients with Hemophilia
    Creator: McCabe, Erin
    Subjects: Hemophilia, Therapeutic relationship, Hemophilia literature
    Date Created: 2017
  4. Assessment of Therapeutic Relationships in Haemophilia [Download]

    Title: Assessment of Therapeutic Relationships in Haemophilia
    Creator: McCabe, Erin
    Subjects: Haemophilia, Therapeutic relationships, Patients with haemophilia
    Date Created: 2017
  5. Applying individualized care to safe physical activity recommendations: an evidence-based resource for persons with bleeding disorders [Download]

    Title: Applying individualized care to safe physical activity recommendations: an evidence-based resource for persons with bleeding disorders
    Creator: McCabe, Erin
    Subjects: Persons with bleeding disorders, Physical activity, Hemophilia
    Date Created: 2017
  6. An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population [Download]

    Title: An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population
    Creator: Lingham A,
    Description: “When can I return to driving?” is commonly asked by rehabilitating patients in orthopaedic clinics. Without definitive guidelines, patients may wait longer to drive, causing adverse social and economic effects. Determining peak emergency braking abilities in a healthy cohort may enable a better understanding of patients return to normal braking fitness
    Subjects: Braking, Brake Pedal, Healthy
    Date Created: 2010/10/31
  7. Identification of Favourable Prognostic Factors [Download]

    Title: Identification of Favourable Prognostic Factors
    Creator: Simon Grange
    Description: Explore the potential for formalizing non-operative therapeutic approaches as part of a holistic approach to musculoskeletal care
    Subjects: Non-Operative Management, Rotator Cuff Tears
    Date Created: 2012/02/15
  8. Disability Management of Injured Workers: A Best Practices Resource Guide for Physical Therapists [Download]

    Title: Disability Management of Injured Workers: A Best Practices Resource Guide for Physical Therapists
    Creator: Lowe, Audrey
    Description: This project is a collaborative venture between four stakeholder groups in the physical therapy profession. Representatives from education, regulation, practice and a payer organization came together to develop a resource guide intended to support physical therapists in the treatment of injured workers. During the development of the guide it became apparent that this model of disability management has broad application to all injured workers, regardless of the funding system. However it is written with a focus on return to work as a primary goal of rehabilitation.The project partners believe this guide contains physical therapy best practices as we know them today, with the understanding that such documents are always a work in progress.This guide and supporting appendix will be updated and refined over time.
    Subjects: compensation, injured workers, physical therapy, work disability prevention, rehabilitation
    Date Created: 2006
  9. An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population [Download]

    Title: An Evaluation of Peak Emergency Braking Abilities in the Healthy Population
    Creator: Lingham A,
    Description: “When can I return to driving?” is commonly asked by rehabilitating patients in orthopaedic clinics. Without definitive guidelines, patients may wait longer to drive, causing adverse social and economic effects. Determining peak emergency braking abilities in a healthy cohort may enable a better understanding of patients return to normal braking fitness
    Subjects: Healthy, Brake Pedal, Braking
    Date Created: 2012/05/19
  10. Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment [Download]

    Title: Exercise interventions for upper-limb dysfunction due to breast cancer treatment
    Creator: McNeely ML
    Subjects: Joint Diseases, Range of Motion, Articular, Shoulder Joint, Upper Extremity, Lymphedema, Exercise Therapy, Recovery of Function, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Breast Neoplasms, Time Factors, Postoperative Complications
    Date Created: 2010