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Outcome Research

Systematic measurement of patient or service results

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Data Collector

An individual PT who has regular contact with patients and who documents process of service delivery.

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Documentation

Process or products of recording the status, clinical decision-making, and the provision of health services.

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Cohort Data

Measurements taken from a group of patients with similar characteristics

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Retrospective Chart Review

Process of harvesting selected data from patient charts or files after patient has discontinued services

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Healthcare Outcomes

Results of patient of health delivery.

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Therapeutic Indicators

Observations of patient characteristics; used by clinicians to determine the impact of interventions

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Episode of Intervention

Services provided without interruption for a patient condition or problem, generally marked by an initial evaluation at the start and discharge summary at the end

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Patient Outcomes

Changes in the consequences of illness or injury that occur as a result of intervention and that are meaningful to the patient

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Outcomes Measures

Wide variety of objective processes or tools used to measure patient status over time

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Fix-it Approach

A stereotype of practice in which the focus of care is on curing, alleviating, or modifying patient problems and using normal health as the standard for comparison

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Meaningful Result

Relevance to at least two people or parties

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Evaluate-and-Treat Approach

Approach to patient care that is oriented toward the identification of impairments and/or deviations from normal function and the linking of these deviations to interventions that can address them

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Intervention

Any process or activity that occurs to or on behalf of a patient; may include direct or hands-on treatment, patient education, adaptation of the environment or of equipment

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Outcome Approach

Approach to patient care in which meaningful goals are identified and resources and interventions are selected to manage the patient toward those goals

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Predict and Manage

Result of care or the outcome is predicted before the intervention begins, and the clinician manages the available resources and interventions toward achieving the goal

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Reflective Practitioner

Someone who continually evaluates his or her effectiveness as a PT

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Theory

Description of the relationships among concepts, structures, or phenomena

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Model

Graphic or physical representation of a theory

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Impairments

Loss or abnormality at the tissue or organ level resulting in changes such as limited ROM, decreases in strength or endurance, and postural malalignment

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Functional Limitations

Loss of the ability to perform tasks or activities

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Disability

Lost ability to perform a skill in an environment

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Handicap

Term from 1980 used in reference to the activities and roles a person could not perform

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Social/Role Limitations

Loss of ability to fulfill personal and societal roles

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Participation

Ability to fulfill personal and societal roles

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Inputs

Characteristics or variables that define a particular service setting

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Processes

Activities/services that patients or providers participate in

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Outcomes

Meaningful results following an episode of intervention

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Model

Graphic or physical representation of a theory

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Functional outcomes

Measure of the patient’s ability to perform the tasks of everyday living following an episode of intervention.