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Outcome instruments for prosthetics: clinical applications.
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PMID:  24287247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Outcome measurement is crucial to assuring high-quality patient services and improving the quality of services provided by prosthetists. This article summarizes recent evidence on the measurement properties of outcome measures, and updates previously published summaries of outcome instruments. The review focuses on measures of mobility, functional status, quality of life, and patient satisfaction, and includes both performance-based and patient-reported outcomes. Amputation-specific and general measures that are suitable for patients served by prosthetists are discussed. It is encouraging that responsiveness of measures is often reported, as this information is needed to improve clinical utility.
Allen W Heinemann; Lauri Connelly; Linda Ehrlich-Jones; Stefania Fatone
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1558-1381     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102787     Medline TA:  Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-98     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 345 E Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60611, USA; Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 710 North Lake Shore Drive, #1022, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Electronic address:
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