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D2: Outcome Instrument Database

The Rehabilitation Measures Database (www.rehabmeasures.org) was developed to help clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation. The database provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of each instrument’s psychometric properties, instructions for administering and scoring each assessment as well as a representative bibliography with citations linked to PubMed abstracts.

What's new with the Rehab Measures Database?

**Fundamentals of Measurement in Rehabilitation for Older Adults Webinar Now Available!**

This free webinar reviews the fundamentals of measurement from a clinical perspective using case examples of rehabilitation for older adults. Topics include selecting valid and reliable measures for specific clinical situations; understanding the common clinical sources of measurement error and what to do about them; and how to interpret measurements from one assessment, change across two assessments, and change over three or more assessments.

This webinar has been made possible through funding provided by the Retirement Research Foundation.

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More about the Rehab Measures Database

The development of this database was guided by focus groups composed of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as psychologists and nurses with experience in rehabilitation medicine. Currently, we have reviewed more than 70 instruments for use with stroke patients and are adding spinal cord injury (SCI) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) criteria to reviews; we plan to expand the database substantially to include several other diagnoses over the next few years.

The Rehabilitation Measures Database was developed through collaboration between CROR and the Department of Medical Social Sciences Informatics group at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NU MSS) with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education (grant award H133B090024, PI: Allen Heinemann, PhD). The Rehabilitation Measures Database and its content were created by CROR. Database and website design was provided by NU MSS.