Outcome Assessment Guidelines

This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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Overview of Implementation of Outcome Assessment
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This section provides copies of the Neck Disability Index (NDI), the Oswestry Low Back Pain Questionnaire, the Headache Disability Index, the Visual Analogue Scale, Roland-Morris, and a questionnaire to Assess Psychosocial Yellow Flags.
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Applying Outcomes Management into Clinical Practice
J. Neuromusculoskel. System Summer 1997;  5 (2):   1–14

The paradigm shift in health care from case management to cost contained, outcomes management (OM) has vaulted the study and use of valid and reliable outcomes tools . OM, when used appropriately, can measure progress, or the lack thereof, in three critical areas which include pain management, physical capacity (impairment), and disability.

An Introduction to Outcome Assessment
The design of this article is to give the chiropractic profession an introduction into the value and usefulness of clinical outcome assessment procedures. Using outcome assessment methods of case management gives the chiropractic profession an effective way to document the need for care. This results in receiving the compensation for services they rendered.

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