INPA are delighted to announce that our first collaborative project has now been published! This project aimed to evaluate the efficacy of assessment tools used in neurobehavioural rehabilitation (NbR). In particular, it focussed on the requirements of UKROC and explored the basket of measure available to services and their usefulness in NbR. Members of INPA provided outcome data for 123 patients receiving NbR across two time points. We found that the MPAI-4, SASNOS, HoNOS-ABI and FIM + FAM UK demonstrated responsiveness, in other words, detected change between the two time points. However, we also found that whilst the SRS could predict changes on the MPAI-4, the RCS-E was not predictive of the MPAI-4 or SASNOS. This suggests there is a need to develop a measure of complexity and rehabilitation need for neurobehavioural rehabilitation services. In addition, we also highlight important characteristics of outcomes measures.
We’d like to thank all of our INPA members who contributed to this project, it was a pleasure to all work together and show the impact of collaboration.
The full article can be found here:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09602011.2019.1582432
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