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Assessment tools and outcome measures 

Assessment tools and outcome measures
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Assessment tools and outcome measures
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10.1093/med/9780198831426.003.0020
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date: 09 May 2021

The use of tools to measure important components of the patient’s disease, functional ability, psychological issues, or self-efficacy are now considered an integral part of healthcare. Such tools must be well researched and demonstrate that they are valid and reliable. This chapter first gives an overview of assessment and outcome tools, followed by considerations in selecting the right tool for the job. A section then follows on validity. In addition, various tools used in musculoskeletal care are described briefly including examples of tools measuring clinical indicators, domain- and disease-specific measures, and tools measuring psychological aspects, as well as pointers to selecting the right tool.

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