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Titel der Veröffentlichung: Measuring wheelchair intervention outcomes: Development of the wheelchair outcome measure

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Autor/in:

Mortenson, William, B.; Miller, William C.; Miller-Pogar, J.

Herausgeber/in:

k. A.

Quelle:

Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 2007, Volume 5 (Number 2), Seite 275-285, London: Informa Healthcare, ISSN: 1748-3107 (Print); 1748-3115 (Online)

Jahr:

2007

Der Text ist von:
Mortenson, William, B.; Miller, William C.; Miller-Pogar, J.

Der Text steht in der Zeitschrift:
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Volume 5 (Number 2), Seite 275-285

Den Text gibt es seit:
2007

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Measuring wheelchair intervention outcomes: Development of the wheelchair outcome measure

Purpose:
Provision of a wheelchair has immediate intuitive benefits; however, it can be difficult to evaluate which wheelchair and seating components best meet an individual's needs. As well, funding agencies now prefer evidence of outcomes; and therefore measurement upon prescription of a wheelchair or its components is essential to demonstrate the efficacy of intervention. As no existing tool can provide individualized goal-oriented measure of outcome after wheelchair prescription, a research project was undertaken to create the Wheelchair Outcome Measure (WhOM).
Method:
A mixed methods research design was employed to develop the instrument, which used in-depth interviews of prescribers, individuals who use wheelchairs and their associates, supplemented by additional questions in which participant preferences in key areas of the measure were quantified.
Results:
The WhOM is a client-specific wheelchair intervention measurement tool that is based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Function, Disability, and Health. It identifies desired outcomes at a participation level and also acknowledges concerns about body structure and function.
Conclusion:
The new outcome instrument will allow clients to identify and evaluate the outcomes they wish to achieve ith their wheelchairs and seating and provide clinicians a way to quantify outcomes of their interventions in a way that is meaningful to the client and potential funding sources.

Referenznummer:

R/ZA6535

Informationsstand: 01.09.2011