A systematic review of interventions to increase the use of standardized outcome measures by rehabilitation professionals

Authors: Colquhoun, Heather L.; Lamontagne, Marie-Eve; Duncan, Edward A. S.; Fiander, P. Michelle; Champagne, Catherine; Grimshaw, Jeremy
Abstract: Objective: To determine the types and effectiveness of interventions to increase the knowledge about, attitudes towards, and use of standardized outcome measures in rehabilitation professionals. Data sources: An electronic search using Medline, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Ergonomics Abstracts, Sports Discus. The search is current to February 2016. Study selection: All study designs testing interventions were included as were all provider and patient types. Two reviewers independently conducted a title and abstract review, followed by a full-text review. Data extraction: Two reviewers independently extracted a priori variables and used consensus for disagreements. Quality assessment was conducted using the Assessment of Quantitative Studies published by the Effective Public Health Practice Group. Data synthesis: We identified 11 studies involving at least 1200 providers. Nine of the studies showed improvements in outcome measure use rates but only three of these studies used an experimental or quasi-experimental design. Eight of the studies used an educational approach in the intervention and three used audit and feedback. Poor intervention description and quality of studies limited recommendations. Conclusions: Increased attention to testing interventions focused on known barriers, matched to behavior change techniques, and with stronger designs is warranted.
Document Type: Article de synthèse
Issue Date: 18 April 2016
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/15686
This document was published in: Clinical Rehabilitation, Vol. 31 (3), 299–309 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0269215516644309
Edward Arnold.
Alternative version: 10.1177/0269215516644309
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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