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Core Set of Outcome Measures for Adults with Neurologic Conditions

    This clinical practice guideline (CPG) was developed in an effort to streamline assessments utilized across patients with neurologic conditions. The guidelines establish the minimum measures needed to quantify function in the constructs of balance, walking speed, walking endurance/distance and transfer ability. These measures should be performed on all patients with neurologic diagnoses who have goals and the capacity to improve in these areas. The core measures should be utilized across all settings and time points (e.g. acute, inpatient, outpatient, home-health, skilled nursing). In addition, physical therapy students should be educated in administration and performance of these measures.

The Core Measures CPG can be found here.

Core Outcome Measures CPG Work Group
Group leader: Jenni Moore

Contact Person
Employer/Clinical background and expertise
Jenni Moore PT, DHS, NCS
Advisor to the Regional Center of Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation
Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
Oslo/Nesodden, Norway
Jane Sullivan PT, DHS
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences
Feinberg Medical School, Northwestern University
645 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL, 60611
Kirsten Potter PT, DPT, MS
Associate Professor
Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Rd
Kansas City, MO 64110

Core Outcome Measures CPG Knowledge Translation Taskforce

The Knowledge Translation Taskforce for the Core Outcome Measures CPG has convened in collaboration with the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the CPG Work Group. The goal of the Taskforce is to provide clinicians, administrators, educators, and students with tools to implement the core measures into practice.

Core Outcome Measures CPG Knowledge Translation Taskforce

Amelia Siles (Co-Chair) PT, DPT, NCS;
Maggie Bland (Co-Chair) PT, DPT, NCS, MSCI;
Libby Anderl PT, DPT
Megan Eikenberry PT, DPT, NCS
Arlene McCarthy PT, MS, DPT, NCS
Genevieve Olivier PT, PhD candidate, DPT, NCS
Teresa Rice PT, MPH, NCS
Wendy Romney PT, DPT, NCS, PhD candidate
Hallie Zelenik PT, DPT

The Taskforce has developed a set of standardized administration protocols for each recommended core measure in the CPG, with consideration of the most recent scientific evidence.  These protocols are now available below:

10 Meter Walk Test

5 Times Sit to Stand

6 Minute Walk Test

Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale

Berg Balance Scale

Functional Gait Assessment

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