Neurologic Practice Essentials: An Outcome Measures Toolbox

This course gives you an overview of key issues that a physical therapist must consider in choosing standardized outcome measures for use in a neurologic clinical practice environment. Emphasis is on considerations of measure choice for an individual patient. Using published works from JNPT and PTJ, including articles that were developed from the Neurology Section course Neurologic Practice Essential: A Measurement Toolbox, this course includes (1) a reflection of current practice and barriers to outcome measure use; (2) strategies for incorporating outcome measures in clinical settings; and (3) a decision-making process for choosing appropriate measures for an individual patient with stroke.

Note: This course is a required prerequiste for the online case study Online: Neurology Practice Essentials: Choosing Outcome Measures for a Patient with Stroke (LMS-392). Purchase the Neurologic Practice Essentials Toolbox Kit and save!

Course Code:

LMS-391

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Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2016-17

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No

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cert_No IACET

No

cert_NV credit value

0.3

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

16S0137

cert_OH hours

3

cert_OK category

B

cert_OK hours

3

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

3

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.

Course level

Intermediate

Date published

03/01/2012

Delivery method

Text

Instructor(s)

Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, NCS; Jane Sullivan, PT, MS, DHS; Kirsten Potter, PT, DPT, MS, NCS

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to: 1.Describe typical use of outcome measures in physical therapy and factors that influence therapists' use of outcome measures in practice. 2.Identify outcome measures for stroke that are commonly used by therapists who specialize in neurologic practice. 3.Apply the ICF framework to assist in determining what patient characteristics need to be measured. 4.Justify outcome measure selection to support clinical decision making based on factors including: measure type, patient and clinic constraints, psychometric properties, and feasibility. 5.Contrast 1) generic and disease-specific measures and 2) performance and self-report measures for use in neurologic clinical practice. 6. Define minimal detectable change and minimal clinically important differences, illustrating how to use these values to interpret changes in patient performance over time. 7.Describe a process to increase the use of outcome measures in a clinical setting that takes into account important barriers to and facilitators of change.

Partner(s)

Academy of Neurology Physical Therapy

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#Lessons:
1Article One
2Article Two
3Article Three
4Article Four
5Article Five
6Assessment
Overview
Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.3
Tags:Sullivan, Potter, Neurology, Home Health, McCulloch, Geriatrics
Enrollment
Price:$80.00
Available discounts:
  • Non Member
    $80.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Member
    $45.00
    (until 12/31/2030)
  • Neurology Section
    $40.50
    (until 12/31/2030)
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