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Online: Neurologic Practice Essentials: Choosing Outcome Measures for a Patient with Stroke
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Online:Neurologic Practice Essentials: Choosing Outcome Measures for a Patient with Stroke

Author(s): Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS; Jane Sullivan, PT, MS, DHS; Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

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$48.60 Neurology Section Member | $54 APTA Member | $90 Nonmember (price subject to change)

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CEU: 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
Prerequisite: You must successfully complete the text-based course, "Neurologic Practice Essentials: An Outcome Measures Toolbox" (LMS-391), in order to access and complete this course.

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Course Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: March 2012

LMS-392
 

Overview | Objectives | Author Bios | CEU Information | System Requirements
Overview

Review the source materials and patient information to determine the most appropriate outcome measures. This case study presents the evolution of J.W., a 73-year-old man with a diagnosis of a left cerebral vascular accident. You will be provided with patient referral information, medical and surgical history, and opportunities to observe the patient in a clinical setting. You will then use these inputs to identify and ultimately select the most appropriate outcome measures (OMs).

Note: You must successfully complete the text-based course, "Neurologic Practice Essentials: An Outcome Measures Toolbox" (LMS-391), in order to access and complete this course.


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Objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Hypothesize about limitations and abilities in the areas of body function/structure, activity limitations, and participation restrictions based on patient referral information.

  • Identify the facility-specific issues that would impact the choice of OMs for a given practice setting.

  • Use observation of patient movement to tailor the choice of OMs.

  • Use patient history to refine the choice of OMs.

  • Use information obtained during a systems review to refine the choice of OMs.

  • Select among outcome measures of the same construct based on clinical utility and psychometrics.

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Author Bios
Karen McCulloch

Karen McCulloch PT, PhD, NCS
McCulloch is Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as the Director of Education for the Neurology Section. She received her BS in PT from University of Florida, MS in PT from University of Alabama at Birmingham and her PhD in Human Movement Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches neuromuscular, geriatric and functional assessment content in the entry-level DPT program and the PhD Program in Human Movement Science at UNC. She also has a strong interest in online education. She practiced clinically for 15 years in TBI rehabilitation and post-acute rehabilitation and co-founded the Brain Injury Special Interest Group of the APTA Neurology Section. Her research and teaching interests include outcome measure development (for motor recovery and dual-task performance), therapeutic interventions to improve balance control in older adults and neuromuscular disorders; and methods to facilitate motor recovery after stroke/brain injury.


Jane Sullivan Jane E. Sullivan, PT, MS, DHS
Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She teaches courses in examination and intervention of clients with neurologic dysfunction, as well as content in electrotherapy and exercise prescription. Dr. Sullivan is actively engaged in delivering continuing education courses for rehabilitation professionals related to neurological patient populations and electrical stimulation. Her research interests lie in the areas of outcome measurement, exercise behaviors following stroke, and the use of electrical stimulation for individuals with central nervous system dysfunction.

Kirsten Potter

Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, NCS
Potter is an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Education in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, in Chicago, IL, where she teaches content related to balance and gait outcome measurement. She has presented numerous times on outcome measure related topics and served as Chair of the Neurology Section task force to develop outcome measure recommendations for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.3 CEUs (3.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.3 Units
  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 14S1019
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 3 Category B Hours
  • Pennsylvania: Approved
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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System Requirements
Online Course: This course consists of an online, interactive patient case study in HTML format and a posttest. Resources are available within the course to download and are provided as downloadable PDFs or links to HTML files within the course. Computer System Requirements.


Recommended Internet Connection: 
This course are presented online in HTML format. We recommend users have at least a high-speed cable or DSL connection.  Dial up modems and/or Satellite Internet connections are not recommended.

Keywords: Neurology

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