By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Health and Medicine are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Chicago, Illinois, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "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 news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Northwestern University, "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."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It is encouraging that responsiveness of measures is often reported, as this information is needed to improve clinical utility."
For more information on this research see: Outcome Instruments for Prosthetics: Clinical Applications. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 2014;25(1):179-198,CP4. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America can be contacted at: W B Saunders Co-Elsevier Inc, 1600 John F Kennedy Boulevard, Ste 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2899, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/623372)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A.W. Heinemann, Northwestern University, Feinberg Sch Med, Dept. of Phys Med & Rehabil, Chicago, IL 60611, United States. Additional authors for this research include L. Connelly, L. Ehrlich-Jones and S. Fatone (see also Health and Medicine).
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