RCSLT Online Outcome Tool

Therapy Outcome Measures

NEWS

August2022

ROOT drop in surgery: Please join us for our monthly virtual drop-in surgery on Tuesday 13 September 13:00 - 14:00. Do you want to find out more about the ROOT, or hear about other users' experiences? Join us to ask us anything ROOT related. For more details: ROOT virtual drop in Sept (png)

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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   

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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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