Reliability of a brief outpatient functional outcome assessment measure

C. V. Granger, Kenneth Ottenbacher, J. G. Baker, A. Sehgal

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Abstract

The stability of the musculoskeletal form of the Medical Rehabilitation Follow Along (MRFA) instrument was examined in 47 patients receiving outpatient rehabilitation services. The MRFA instrument was designed to provide information on quality of daily living, including physical function, pain, satisfaction, and emotional/psychological well-being. The instrument consists of thirty questions and can be administered as an interview or a written questionnaire. The MRFA instrument was developed using Rasch analysis procedures and is an extension of previous research involving the Functional Assessment Screening Questionnaire. Forty-seven patients completed the musculoskeletal form of the MRFA on two occasions separated by an interval of 1 to 7 days. The stability of responses was examined using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and kappa. ICC values for the sections of the MRFA instrument examining quality of daily living and physical functioning ranged from 0.74 to 0.97. ICC values for items assessing pain and feelings of well-being were more variable, ranging from 0.36 to 0.93. The kappa values displayed a similar pattern. The overall stability of the MRFA instrument was found to be adequate for gathering screening information in outpatient settings. Additional research is necessary to confirm the findings of this investigation and extend the results to a larger outpatient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-475
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Outcome Measurement
  • Quality of Daily Living

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Reliability of a brief outpatient functional outcome assessment measure. / Granger, C. V.; Ottenbacher, Kenneth; Baker, J. G.; Sehgal, A.

In: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 74, No. 6, 1995, p. 469-475.

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