SIG 2 Perspectives Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2012
This issue of Perspectives focuses on patient-reported outcomes (PROs). Traditionally, determination of treatment effectiveness has been based on clinicians’ evaluation of patients’ progress. However, several developments have spurred SLPs to incorporate patients’ perspectives into the appraisal of deficits, planning of treatment, and evaluation of progress. The five articles in this issue focus on various aspects of the development of PROs and their use in patients with neurogenic communication disorders, including (a) how the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) can be useful in guiding the development, use, and interpretation of PROs; (b) those available for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI); (c) those used with high-functioning adults and adolescents with traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as in a coaching approach for college students with TBI; (d) PRO development for acquired dysarthria; and (e) currently available PROs for persons with aphasia.
You will be able to:
- incorporate the use of PROs in assessment of patients with neurogenic communication disorders
- discuss the benefits and limitations of use of PROs with patients with neurogenic communication disorders
- understand the development, use, and interpretations of PROs
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