RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

NEWS

November 2021

Long COVID rehabilitation: An adapted TOM scale is being developed for Long COVID rehabilitation, please click here if you are interested in trialling the scale. 

Widget How to Guide: Did you know you can organise your dashboard with handy visual widgets? See our simple 'how to guide' here.   

Monitoring inequalities and unwarranted variation:  We are looking for services to get involved in our pilot to explore how ROOT might help members meet the needs of the diverse populations they work with. For example, by collecting information about patient ethnicity, are SLT services able to identify populations who are not accessing their services? Or by collecting information about the level of deprivation where patients live, will SLTs be able to recognise unwarranted variation in patient outcomes? 

Tell us what you think: We are constantly developing and improving ROOT and we are especially keen to know what you think about the new dashboard and widgets. Just click the yellow ‘Leave Feedback’ button at the bottom of any page to send us your comments or suggestions. Or contact us at root@rcslt.org 

Therapy Outcome Measures for Rehabilitation Professionals

Pamela Enderby and Alexandra John

The Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM) allows professionals from many disciplines working in health, social care and education to describe the relative abilities and difficulties of a patient/client in the four domains of impairment, activity, participation and wellbeing in order to monitor changes over time. TOM has been rigorously tested for reliability and clinical validity. It is quick and simple to use, taking just a few minutes to complete, and is used for treatment planning, clinical management, audit and research. It allows for the aggregations of data so that comparisons can be made for the purposes of internal and external benchmarking.

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