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). Prerequisite: APTA strongly urges you to complete the text-based course, "Neurologic Practice Essentials: An Outcome Measures Toolbox" (LMS-391), prior to accessing and completing “Neurologic Practice Essentials: Choosing Outcome Measures for a Patient with Stroke” (LMS-392).

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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.

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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: ???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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Type:E-Learning Course
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Domains:Geriatrics, Potter, McCulloch, Sullivan, Neurology, Home Health
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