Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures


Recent changes to the ROOT

Thank you to everyone who has been contacting us with feedback about the ROOT. Please continue to do so by using the ‘Leave Feedback’ button at the bottom of each page. Some of the recent changes we have made include:

  • The ability for services to manage their own users. It is now possible for local services to add new users, remove access and reset colleagues’ passwords.
  • Improvements to the importer. Services uploading their data in bulk have been trialling a new version of the importer, and we’d like to thank everyone involved in the testing for their patience and support. Information about using the new importer is available here.
  • The ability for services to collect locally useful data. It is now possible for services to collect additional data alongside the ‘core’ data collect by the ROOT. Get in touch to find out more and get this set up.
  • Additional resources. Our new resources include two new videoclips, which give an overview of the ROOT and how to navigate the tool. Let us know your feedback and look out for further videoclips to support with the use of the ROOT, which will be available over the coming weeks.
  • A new process for services registering to use the ROOT. If you’re aware of any other services that are potentially interested in using the ROOT, please encourage them to sign up here.

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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