The August Supplemental issue of Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation features commentary and articles on developing and using evidence to improve rehabilitation outcomes. The issue features seven articles produced with support from NIDRR grants:
- “Advancing the Evidence Base of Rehabilitation Treatments: A Development Approach” by John Whyte, MD, and A.M. Barrett, MD, produced as part of Classification and Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Interventions.
- “Design and Implementation of Clinical Trials in Rehabilitation Research” by Tessa Hart, PhD, and Emilia Bagiella, PhD, also produced as part of Classification and Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Interventions.
- “Developing and Evaluating Prediction Models in Rehabilitation Populations” by Ronald T. Seel, PhD, Ewout W. Steyerberg, PhD, James F. Malec, PhD, Mark Sherer, PhD, and Stephen N. Macciocchi, PhD, produced as part of Biopsychosocial Factors that Predict TBI Post-Acute Rehabilitation Outcomes.
- “Improving Measurement Methods in Rehabilitation: Core Concepts and Recommendations for Scale Development” by Craig A. Velozo, PhD, Ronald T. Seel, PhD, Susan Magasi, PhD, Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, and Sergio Romero, PhD, as part of Assessing Safety Risk after Traumatic Brain Injury.
- “Evidence-Based Practice for Rehabilitation Professionals: Concepts and Controversies” by Marcel P. Dijkers, PhD, Susan L. Murphy, PhD, and Jason Krellman, PhD, also produced as part of Classification and Measurement of Medical Rehabilitation Interventions.
- “Conducting Systematic Evidence Reviews: Core Concepts and Lessons Learned” by Pat A. Brown, EdD, Mark K. Harniss, PhD, Katherine G. Schomer, Melanie Feinberg, PhD, Nora K. Cullen, MD, and Kurt L. Johnson, PhD, produced as part of the University of Washington Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center.
- “Toward Improved Evidence Standards and Methods for Rehabilitation: Recommendations and Challenges” by Mark V. Johnston, PhD, and Marcel P. Dijkers, PhD, produced in part with support from the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research.
The full table of contents, including other articles produced by these authors but not attributed to NIDRR projects, is available online at APMR. Abstracts are available free of charge. The articles above are making their way into the NARIC collection and will be available for document delivery shortly.