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The Boston ROC Network aims to enhance the capability of medical rehabilitation researchers to understand outcome measurement, develop and refine measures of key rehabilitation outcomes, and thus improve rehabilitation clinical trial and related research.
This theme is particularly relevant given the demand from payers, policy makers, clinicians and consumers for evidence to support the effectiveness of rehabilitation interventions. Recent advances in patient reported outcomes, performance-based outcome measures, and instrumented outcome measures have made it possible to overcome many of the limitations of traditional outcome measures.
Boston ROC draws on the expertise of leaders in rehabilitation outcome measurement to provide a unique resource for rehabilitation researchers. Boston ROC core directors are available for consultation to help select measures that are:
- Appropriate for capturing dimensions impacted by the intervention
- Responsive to the effects of the intervention
- Valid for the targeted population
- Feasible for the study
Boston ROC Brochure (click to enlarge)
The Boston ROC is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and is part of the Medical Rehabilitation Infrastructure Network