Outcomes Research Projects - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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CROR's Primary Research Projects

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's (RIC) Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research (CROR) conducts a variety of research projects related to quantifying the outcomes of rehabilitation. This work is funded in part by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the Social Security Administration, the Veterans Administration and other sources. CROR's primary research projects are listed below.

Current Projects

  • Collaboration on Mobility Training Study (COMIT) - The goal of this project is to determine the effect of wheelchair mobility & maintenance training on participation and quality of life in people with SCI (spinal cord injury).   We are interested to see if the skills and maintenance training programs that we have developed is an effective process to teach to people with traumatic spinal cord injury.
  • Developing Quality Metrics from Patient Reported Outcomes for Medical Rehabilitation (PCORI) - This study aims to identify issues that are important to the quality of care for rehabilitation patients that could be collected as patient reported outcomes. We will evaluate the feasibility of collecting PROMs and specify the questions that are required for quality measure development. Project dates:September 1, 2013-August 31, 2016

  • Center for Rehabilitation Research Using Large Datasets – This study will build rehabilitation research capacity by increasing the quantity and quality of rehabilitation outcomes research using large administrative and research datasets. Project dates: July 3, 2010 – May 31, 2015
  • Development of Quality Measures for Post-Stroke Rehabilitation – The goal of this project is to develop quality measures for post-stroke rehabilitation programs that can be used to foster the delivery of high-quality rehabilitation care.

Collaborative Research Projects

In addition to conducting numerous primary research projects the researchers who work at the RIC's CROR also lead and participate in a number of other active research projects that are initiated by their colleagues at other leading institutions, across the nation. A list of these projects is found below.

Recent CROR Research Projects