Creating a clinical research outcome tool

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The recent changes in health care delivery and payment have focused renewed interest on the assessment of functional outcome from the patient's perspective. The development of clinically relevant functional outcome questionnaires for this purpose requires scientific rigor. These tools must be demonstrated to be reliable, valid, and responsive to clinically significant changes in subjects. The steps employed in developing an outcome tool and its characteristics are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Orthopaedics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995


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