Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) published a position paper (http:// www.biausa.org/biaa-position-papers.htm) that describes the state of outcomes research in the field of brain injury and identifies the factors to consider when evaluating existing studies and embarking on future outcomes research. This commentary summarizes that article by highlighting 3 major challenges for outcome measurement in brain injury rehabilitation. It also presents opportunities for improving outcomes research through improved research design, standardization of measurement tools across the continuum with utilization of national databases, and an evidence-based approach to providing care to help move brain injury rehabilitation outcome measurement in a positive direction.
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Cioe, N. J.; and Seale, G. S. (2018). Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcome Measurement: Challenges and Future Directions. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation 33(6): 375-377. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000406