Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures


What’s new on the ROOT?

In response to feedback from those using the ROOT, we have been making significant changes to the reports available on the tool. The changes include:

  • New, improved parameter panel for selecting and saving the filters to apply to your service-level reports
  • New report types, including a suite of new reports for those using the AAC TOMs scale
  • Additional filters have been added to the parameter panel for the service-level reports, including discharge code, secondary TOMs scale and medical diagnosis groupings
  • For services that have opted to collect additional data (like team, location, contact hours etc.), alongside the ‘core’ data collected by the ROOT new functionality has been added to enable you to use this information in the service-level reports
  • The ability to export reports for individual service users to pdf or image file

Click here to find out more about the new service-level reports.

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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