5149.0 Measurement Issues in Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 12:30 PM
Measurement issues in disability and rehabilitation research are a major concern in improving both research quality and service outcomes. This session offers diverse presentations focusing on important measurement issues. Two presentation focus on measurement issues in survey research: One presents an analysis of how various survey disability measures are used in research and the other explores potential disability-related biases in a widely used survey measure of health. Another presentations focuses on disability-related issues in healthcare outcome measurement, and the remaining presentation highlights an innovative approach to documenting the rehabilitation process, as a step toward relating rehabilitation procedures to desired outcomes.
Session Objectives: Identify key measurement issues in disability and rehabilitation research. Describe potential reasons for bias in health and healthcare outcomes measures related to functional limitations or assistive technology usage.

12:30 PM
Evidence of functional bias in the SF-36
Willi Horner-Johnson, PhD, Gloria L. Krahn, PhD, MPH, Rie Suzuki, PhD, Jana J. Peterson, MPH, PhD, Gale Roid, PhD, Trevor Hall, PhD and RRTC Expert Panel on Health Measurement
1:06 PM
1:24 PM
Adapting PROMIS Physical Function Items for Users of Assistive Technology
Dagmar Amtmann, PhD, Alyssa M. Bamer, MPH, Karon Cook, PhD, Mark Harniss, PhD and Kurt L. Johnson, PhD

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Organized by: Disability
Endorsed by: Gerontological Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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