The CoHSTAR Pilot Study Program provides funding for pilot research in areas related to physical therapy health services research. The pilot studies may be designed to provide preliminary data that will support larger subsequent funding efforts, or develop infrastructure (new instruments, data registries, etc.) needed to pursue physical therapy health services research questions. Every year, CoHSTAR sponsors several pilot studies that address physical therapy health services research questions in these 3 areas of specialization:
- analysis of large data sets,
- rehabilitation outcome measurement, and
- implementation science and quality assurance research.