RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures


June 2022

ROOT drop-in surgery: Join us for our next virtual drop-in session on Wednesday 29 June @ 1-2pm to find out more about the ROOT, ask those niggling questions and hear about other users' experiences: ROOT Virtual drop in surgery_June.png

RCSLT event: “owning outcomes: outcome measurement to deliver quality services” Join us on 24 June for a virtual event to hear from RCSLT members about their experiences of using outcome measures and share their learning. Learn about the support, tools and resources available to you to use outcome measures. Book your place: Owning outcomes: outcome measurement to deliver quality services

Professional network: If you are an RCSLT member, don't forget to join our Professional network page and post your questions or top tips to share with other ROOT users

VPD reports: We have added a VPD function to our reports. A guide on how to access these can be found here: How to VPD reports (pdf) You can also find this in ‘Training, Module 4: Generating reports' under our Resources menu.

Monitoring inequalities and unwarranted variation: We now have a group of services who will be starting to pilot additional ROOT fields (such as ethnicity) in the coming months. If your service would still like to be involved, it's not too late! Just get in touch at root@rcslt.org   


Tell us what you think: We are always keen to know what you think about how the ROOT is working for you. Just click the yellow ‘Leave Feedback’ button at the bottom of any page to send us your comments. 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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