Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes


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Suzanne Davis

As therapists we are constantly challenged to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide services to our clients.  The definition of EBP is threefold, including (Sackett, et al, 2000):

  • Best research evidence
  • Clinical expertise
  • Patient and family values

Considering the three components of EBP, therapy has been particularly lacking in the area of research.  Conducting high-level research is difficult for many reasons.  One of the issues is finding outcome measures that are sensitive enough to measure the changes that the children with neuromotor and sensory dysfunction make. 

What tools are you using to show measurable change in the children’s outcomes? Share them here

The next entry from Suzanne will discuss new research.