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The use of a paediatric speech and language therapy outcome measurement scale.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10343665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This research aimed to evaluate the inter- and intra-rater reliability of a locally developed paediatric speech and language therapy (SLT) outcome measure, the NBOM (Northern Birmingham Outcome Measures), immediately after 15 speech and language therapists (SLTs) had taken part in training then after a period of time. It was found that SLTs who had received more than the basic orientation training achieved a higher level of reliability than those who had not but after 5 months training effects were fading. It seems that as well as requiring training and practice on the scales, SLTs also needed increased scaling definition, protocols and anchor stimuli to help with the interpretation of information and the assigning of rating points. Finally, scales were apparently used more reliably within an 'overt' rating session than in everyday clinical settings.
Authors:
E Hesketh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of language & communication disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists     Volume:  33 Suppl     ISSN:  1368-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Lang Commun Disord     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-06-11     Completed Date:  1999-06-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9803709     Medline TA:  Int J Lang Commun Disord     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Northern Birmingham Community Health NHS Trust, Stockland Green Health Centre, Erdington, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Child, Preschool
Education, Continuing
Humans
Infant
Language Therapy / education*
Medical Audit*
Pilot Projects
Reproducibility of Results
Speech Therapy / education*
Treatment Outcome

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