Measuring what matters: key rehabilitation outcomes

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Measuring what matters: key rehabilitation outcomes
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Journal Article
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Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
1994, vol. 75, issue 10, pp 1073-1076
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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.
Whiteneck, G. G.
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