This course will review outcome measures commonly used in everyday clinical practice for clients with spinal cord injury and their importance in functional goals. Outcome measures discussed will include the ASIA Impairment Scale, 10 Meter Walk Test, 6 Minute Walk Test, Timed Up and Go, Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II, and Berg Balance Scale. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarWed, Dec 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; LA/2.0; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NJ/2.0; NY/2.0; OH/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WV/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least two arguments on why outcome measures are important to clinical practice for clients with spinal cord injury.
- Participants will be able to define all key terms related to outcome measures that are meaningful to clinical practice including minimal detectable change (MDC), cut-off scores, and interrater and intrarater reliability.
- Participants will be able to identify protocol, administration, and scoring of at least four commonly used outcome measures for clients with spinal cord injury including ASIA Impairment Scale, 10 Meter Walk Test, 6 Minute Walk Test, Timed Up and Go, Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II, and the Berg Balance Scale
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes, review of outcome measures related to spinal cord injury and importance of use in clinical practice, basic concepts/terminology related to outcome measures|
|15-40 Minutes||The ASIA Impairment Scale|
|40-55 Minutes||The 10 Meter Walk Test|
|55-70 Minutes||The 6 Minute Walk Test|
|70-85 Minutes||The Timed Up and Go|
|85-100 Minutes||The Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury II|
|100-115 Minutes||The Berg Balance Scale|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
PT, DPT, NCS, ATP/SMS
Kristen Cezat is a Board-Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional as well as Seating and Mobility Specialist. She currently works as a clinical specialist at Orlando Health ORMC Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation inpatient rehabilitation where her specialties include direct patient care and program development for patients with SCI and other traumatic and neurologic diagnoses. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Central Florida in 2011. Presentation experience includes PVA funded conference at Orlando Health titled “Spinal Cord Injury Treatment across the Continuum” in 2017 on topics including Seating and Mobility as well as Basic Transfer/Basic Bed mobility techniques and FPTA Spring Conference in 2019 on topic- “My Patient has a Spinal cord injury, what should I do?” She guest lectures annually with the University of Central Florida’s physical therapy program and is clinical faculty for the UCF-Orlando Health Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She works with a team at Orlando Health who have obtained grants from the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Craig Neilson foundation to serve those living with spinal cord injury in the Central Florida community. She recently received the APTA’s Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group Award for Clinical Excellence in Spinal Cord Injury Care or Service in 2020
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