Outcome measures are a way to measure and document progress. I try to choose at least one relevant measure across the ICF categories of Body Structure and Function, Activity, and Participation for my patients. There are (or will be) two parts to this page – links to other pages of outcome measures, and my own additional compilation for those I have used.
- PTNow by APTA
- Rehabilitation Measures Database by Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
- Outcome Measures Database by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Clinical Measurement Instruments by the Centre for Evidence Based Physiotherapy
- StrokeEngine Assess by McGill and the Canadian Stroke Network (great statistics info on each measure)
- Geriatric Examination Toolkit by University of Missouri
- Outcome Measures on Physiopedia
- APTA’s Guide to Physical Therapist Practice has a section on MANY outcome measures. Can only access if you are an APTA member (or pay for access), and unfortunately at the moment of writing this they only have literature/ references through the initial pub date in 2001.
- Risk Factor Assessment for falls from Minnesota Falls Prevention.
- Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) from the National Institute on Aging to evaluate lower extremity function in older adults.
- BESTest – multifactorial balance test.
- DASH – Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand
My outcome measure compilation
I’ll post new updates as I revise the table (I’m currently only on LEFS).Outcome Measure table