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Measuring goal attainment within a community-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting for people with spinal cord injury *********

Melissa Kendall, Melissa Wallace, Melissa Kendall, Melissa Wallace
2016 Edorium Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation   unpublished
Aims: to describe and evaluate the multidisciplinary goal attainment measure (MGAM), a method for measuring goal attainment within a community-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting and to explore the relationships between the multidisciplinary goal attainment measure and other standardized outcome measures. Methods: De-identified data was collected retrospectively from the records of 250 individuals with spinal cord injury who were administered the multidisciplinary goal attainment
more » ... goal attainment measure (goal performance and goal satisfaction), functional independence measure, clinical outcomes variables scale and a visual analogue measure of quality of life at commencement and completion of community rehabilitation. results: the multidisciplinary goal attainment measure demonstrated sensitivity to change in goal performance and satisfaction over time. Goal performance and goal satisfaction were highly correlated but appeared to operate as separate constructs. Goal performance and goal satisfaction correlated with function and mobility at admission to community rehabilitation but not at completion of community rehabilitation. Goal performance and satisfaction did not discriminate across lesion level or completeness of injury. conclusion: Outcome measurement in the community setting requires the use of measures that are appropriate and relevant to the goal-directed nature of rehabilitation in this setting. While goal attainment has been measured in the past, the multidisciplinary goal attainment measure offers an alternative in the multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting but requires further validation and administration to different clinical populations. How to cite this article Kendall MB, Wallace MA. Measuring goal attainment within a community-based multidisciplinary rehabilitation setting for people with spinal cord injury. Edorium J Disabil Rehabil 2016;2:43-52.
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