Measuring outcomes in children's rehabilitation : A decision protocol.
To develop and test the feasibility and clinical utility of a computerized self-directed software program designed to enable service providers in children's rehabilitation to make decisions about the most appropriate outcome measures to use in client and program evaluation.
A before-and-after design was used to test the feasibility and initial impact of the decision-making outcome software in improving knowledge and use of clinical outcome measures.
A children's rehabilitation center in a city of 50,000.
All service providers in the children's rehabilitation center.
Disciplines represented included early childhood education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, audiology, social work, and psychology.
Using a conceptual framework based on the International Classification of Impairment, Disability, and Handicap (ICIDH), an outcome measurement decision-making protocol was developed.
The decision-making protocol was computerized in an educational software program with an attached database of critically appraised measures.
Participants learned about outcome measures through the program and selected outcome measures that met their specifications.
The computer software was tested for feasibility in the children's rehabilitation center for 6 months. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Réhabilitation, Exploration, Qualité, Service, Evolution, Malade, Critère sélection, Mesure, Assistance ordinateur, Prise décision, Protocole thérapeutique, Evaluation performance, Enfant, Homme, Réadaptation physique, Informatique biomédicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rehabilitation, Exploration, Quality, Service, Evolution, Patient, Selection criterion, Measurement, Computer aid, Decision making, Therapeutic protocol, Performance evaluation, Child, Human, Physical rehabilitation, Biomedical data processing
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0334378
Code Inist : 002B26O. Création : 16/11/1999.