Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L to Present Symposium at ACRM 2012
Director of the Boston ROC Patient and PhysicianReported Outcomes Core Wendy Coster, PhD, OTR/L will be presenting at the ACRM annual meeting in October. The symposium, titled “Development and Initial Evaluation of the SCI-CAT Functional Assessment Instrument,” will present the latest findings of a new functional measure for adults with spinal cord injury, called the Spinal Cord Injury Computer Adaptive Test (SCI-CAT). Presenters will discuss computer adaptive testing (CAT) methods, review the development of the SCI-CAT measure, present findings on the SCI-CAT’s psychometric properties, and overview ongoing efforts to link the SCI-CAT with a pediatric SCI functional assessment measure to enable the assessment of functional abilities across the lifespan. The symposium will conclude with a discussion of how these innovative measures can be used to advance spinal cord injury research and clinical practice.