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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Clinical Rehabilitation
Publisher: Sage
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0269-2155
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Depositing User: SF Tyson
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2010 10:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 09:39

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