The use of measurement tools in clinical practice; an observational study of neurorehabilitation
Tyson, S, Greenhalgh, J, Long, AF and Flynn, R 2010, 'The use of measurement tools in clinical practice; an observational study of neurorehabilitation' , Clinical Rehabilitation, 24 , pp. 74-81.
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Objective: To explore the way in which standardised measurement tools are used in day-to-day clinical practice Design: Non-participant observation and semi-structured interviews Setting: Hospital based adult neurorehabilition unit Participants: The multi-disciplinary team delivering rehabilitation in the unit Results: The multi-disciplinary used the measurement tools internally to establish the presence and severity of the patient’s impairments and activity limitations; predict recovery and discharge destination; inform treatment planning and monitor progress. They were used externally to demonstrate service effectiveness; communicate with patients, families and external agencies; enable other providers to plan continuing care and resource needs, and inform audit and service development. Conclusion: When used in everyday clinical practice by a multi-disciplinary neuro-rehabilitation team, standardised measures were used to support and inform clinical decision-making.
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
|Schools:||Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||Clinical Rehabilitation|
|Funders:||Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)|
|Depositing User:||SF Tyson|
|Date Deposited:||22 Jan 2010 10:22|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:46|
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