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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
Author(s): Colquhoun, Heather
Lamontagne, Marie-Eve
Duncan, Edward
Fiander, Michelle
Champagne, Catherine
Grimshaw, Jeremy
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Keywords: Allied health professional
Routine outcome measurement
Use of measures
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech and language therapy
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2017
Citation: Colquhoun H, Lamontagne M, Duncan E, Fiander M, Champagne C & Grimshaw J (2017) A systematic review of interventions to increase the use of standardized outcome measures by rehabilitation professionals, Clinical Rehabilitation, 31 (3), pp. 299-309.
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.
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