Sabtu, 28 Februari 2009

Spanish OPTIMAL available for Physical Therapists

I like the OPTIMAL scale.

I use it enough to need a spanish translation - you can get a copy of it here (Links or Forms page).

Remember to request copyright permission from the APTA to use it in your clinic.

Like many things, it is not a perfect solution for outpatient physical therapists looking for outcome scales.

The shortcomings of the OPTIMAL are well-described here.

The best critique of the OPTIMAL is that better alternatives exist.

Like a 50-year old dowager waiting for perfect love the quest for 'the one' can leave us frustrated.

Since only 48% of physical therapists currently use outcomes measures it seems like many PTs are waiting for 'the one'. (PHYS THER 2009 89: 125-135)

This spanish version is not 'the one' but it may be a step closer to getting a majority of physical therapists to use outcome measures.

“If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.”

- Allyson Jones

Spanish OPTIMAL available for Physical Therapists Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Elvina dara

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