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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: A systematic review of interventions to increase the use of standardized outcome measures by rehabilitation professionals (Forthcoming/Available Online)
Authors: Colquhoun, Heather
Lamontagne, Marie-Eve
Duncan, Edward
Fiander, Michelle
Champagne, Catherine
Grimshaw, Jeremy
Contact Email: edward.duncan@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Allied health professional
Routine outcome measurement
Use of measures
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Physiotherapy
Speech and language therapy
Issue Date: 18-Apr-2016
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Colquhoun H, Lamontagne M, Duncan E, Fiander M, Champagne C & Grimshaw J A systematic review of interventions to increase the use of standardized outcome measures by rehabilitation professionals (Forthcoming/Available Online), Clinical Rehabilitation.
Abstract: Objective: To determine the types and effectiveness of interventions to increase the knowledge about, attitudes towards, and use of standardized outcome measures in rehabilitation professionals.  Data Sources: An electronic search using Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Ergonomics Abstracts, Sports Discus. The search is current to February 2016.  Study Selection: All study designs testing interventions were included as were all provider and patient types. Two reviewers independently conducted a title and abstract review, followed by a full-text review.  Data extraction: Two reviewers independently extracted a priori variables and used consensus for disagreements. Quality assessment was conducted using the Assessment of Quantitative Studies published by the Effective Public Health Practice Group.  Data Synthesis: We identified 11 studies involving at least 1200 providers. Nine of the studies showed improvements in outcome measure use rates but only three of these studies used an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Eight of the studies used an educational approach in the intervention and three used audit and feedback. Poor intervention description and quality of studies limited recommendations.  Conclusions: Increased attention to testing interventions focused on known barriers, matched to behavior change techniques, and with stronger designs is warranted.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/23166
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215516644309
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Clinical Rehabilitation by SAGE. The original publication is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215516644309
Affiliation: University of Toronto
Universite Laval, Canada
NMAHP Research
University of Saskatchewan
Louisiana State University
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute



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