Principles of Assessment and Outcome Measurement for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists: Theory, Skills and Application

Principles of Assessment and Outcome Measurement for Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists: Theory, Skills and Application

by Alison Laver Fawcett
     
 

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This textbook on assessment and outcome measurement is written for both occupational therapy and physiotherapy students and qualified therapists. It begins by defining what is meant by assessment, outcome, evaluation and measurement and discussing the complexity of therapy assessment and measurement, including the challenge of measuring human behaviour and the impact… See more details below

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This textbook on assessment and outcome measurement is written for both occupational therapy and physiotherapy students and qualified therapists. It begins by defining what is meant by assessment, outcome, evaluation and measurement and discussing the complexity of therapy assessment and measurement, including the challenge of measuring human behaviour and the impact of factors such as task demand and context, including the environment. Methods of data collection (e.g. observation, interview, standardised testing) and sources (e.g. self-report, proxy) for collecting information about clients are then reviewed, and the main purposes of assessment (e.g. descriptive, evaluative, predictive, discriminative) presented. The book then addresses the topics of standardisation, levels of measurement, reliability, validity and clinical utility. There is a chapter describing and applying models for categorizing levels of function to aid assessment and measurement. The concept of clinical reasoning and reflective practice is then explored. Application of principles is supported through detailed case studies and worksheets and the criteria for test critique and guidelines for choosing a particular assessment approach are discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides a comprehensive guide to the background, rationale and utilization of assessment and outcome measurement. It justifies the importance of taking a robust approach towards outcome measurement, and contains sections on validity, reliability and the often-overlooked aspect of clinical utility." (Physiotherapy Journal, March 2010)

"...this is one book that I bought for myself as soon as it was published." (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 2008)

"This is a useful textbook for occupational therapists and physiotherapists or those studying to become one." (Occupational Health, March 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118709696
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Alison Laver-Fawcett, PhD, OT(C)), DipCOT, SROT currently Modernisation Manager, Service Development (Provider Services) and Interim Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy, North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust.

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