Outcome measures

Caroline M. van Heugten*

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on outcome measurement in relation to intervention evaluation. Measuring the outcome of health care is 'a central component of determining therapeutic effectiveness and, therefore, the provision of evidence-based healthcare'. Information regarding the outcome of neuropsychological rehabilitation is not only important for researchers, clinicians, managers and policy makers, but especially for the patients and their families. Neuropsychologists often conduct extensive testing during pre-treatment assessment, but in clinical practice it is less common to measure outcome systematically after treatment. The instruments are presented and organised according to the framework of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), Disability and Health. Special emphasis is placed on level of participation as an important goal of rehabilitation. In addition, criteria for choosing an outcome measure are presented, and finally some recent developments in outcome measurement are discussed. In measuring the outcome of neuropsychological rehabilitation, not all domains of the ICF are relevant to neurological disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuropsychological Rehabilitation
Subtitle of host publicationThe International Handbook
EditorsBarbara A. Wilson, Jill Winegardner, Caroline M. van Heugten, Tamara Ownsworth
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter42
Pages537-546
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-315-62953-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-64309-3, 978-1-138-64311-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017

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