Measuring what matters: key rehabilitation outcomes

Short Title:
Measuring what matters: key rehabilitation outcomes
Model System:
SCI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J28984.
Journal:
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1994, vol. 75, issue 10, pp 1073-1076
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Discusses the key rehabilitation outcomes that should be measured to adequately document the impact of rehabilitation in a person's life. The author proposes a model of rehabilitation outcomes that builds on the concepts of impairment, disability, and handicap from the World Health Organization's model of disablement. The model identifies handicap as a key outcome, emphasizes the lifetime nature of disabling conditions, and recognizes the importance of an individual's subjective perceptions as legitimate outcomes. This view of the rehabilitation process provides a logical connection between rehabilitation interventions and the ultimate concern with quality of life. This article describes each component of the model and discusses the implications for practice and research.
Author(s):
Whiteneck, G. G.
Author Address(es):

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