Neurology Section Outcome Measures Recommendations
Based on feedback from two Neurology Section efforts: the regional course Neurologic Practice Essentials: A Functional Toolbox and the Consensus Guidelines for Entry-level Education; the Section has supported the development of recommendations for outcome measure used in clinical practice, research, and entry level physical therapist education. Currently, the Section has completed recommendations for use of outcome measures in people with stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. These have been presented at the APTA's Combined Sections Meetings in 2011-2013. Section members are currently developing recommendations for use of outcome measures in people with vestibular dysfunction and Parkinson’s disease.