Curriculum Task Force
The transition in the management of care for many rehabilitation clinical populations from an acute medical event to a lifelong, chronic condition presents new measurement challenges related to long-term tracking and community-based assessment. These challenges include, but are not limited to the source of data (caregiver, clinician, consumer), method of delivery (in person, over the phone, via web or smartphone), consumer health literacy (language fluency, cognitive impairment, clinical jargon), clinical resources (efficiency, cost), and breakdowns during transitions of care (no standardized measures across systems, gap loss). To address these challenges, this task force will:
- Identify the frequency of and methods for long-term monitoring of individuals with acquired disabilities after discharge from inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation settings.
- Identify critical gaps in research related to long-term and community-based measurement.
- Recommend guidelines for evaluating the validity and reliability of measurement tools when used for long-term, repeated assessment and for EMA.
- Submit results for peer-reviewed publication
To learn about opportunities to participate in this task force, please contact the co-chairs.
- Distributed survey to top-ranked rehabilitation science programs in United States (program directors)
- The survey was distributed via Qualtrics to top 20 rehabilitation training programs in each field (OT, PT, SLP, CRC, PhD in Rehabilitation Science)
- We have identified strategies to increase sample size and to acquire more accurate representation of measurement education
- Increase our sample size by contacting measurement instructors within programs
- Distribute the survey