Outcome Measures

Most common Physical Therapy Outcome Measures:

Title Acronym Diagnosis Area of Assessment
6 Minute Walk Test 6MWT Arthritis; Fibromyalgia; Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke Aerobic Capacity; Gait
Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale ABC Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke; Vestibular Disorders Balance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobility
Berg Balance Scale BBS Acquired Brain Injury; Arthritis; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury Balance Non-Vestibular; Functinal Mobility
Cervical Joint Position Error Test Cervical JPET Neck Injury; Pain Pain; Range of Motion; Vestibular
Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance; Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction and Balance CTSIB; mCTSIB; SOT Geriatrics; Peripheral Neuropathy; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular Disorders Balance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobility
Depression Anxiety Stress Scale DASS
Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire DASH Arthritis; Geriatrics; Movement Disorders; Multiple Sclerosis; Pain Upper Extremity Function
Dix-Hallpike Maneuver Dix-Hallpike Geriatrics; Vestibular Disorders Vestibular
Dizziness Handicap Inventory DHI Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular Disorders Balance Vestibular; Gait; Quality of Life; Social Relationships; Vestibular
Dynamic Gait Index DGI Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke, Vestibular Disorders Balance Vestibular; Balance Non-Vestibular; Functional Mobility; Gait
Dynamic Visual Acuity Test – Non-Instrumented DVAT-NI Concussion; Traumatic Brain Injury; Vestibular Disorders Vestibularl; Vision & Perception
Fatigue Scale for Motor and Cognitive Functions FSMC Multiple Sclerosis Cognition; Gait
Fatigure Severity Scale FSS Arthritis; Fibromyalgia; Geriatrics; Multiple Sclerosis; Parkinson’s Disease; Stroke
Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire FABQ Pain Activities of Daily Living; Behavior; Functional Mobility; General Health; Life Participation; Mental Health; Motivation; Occupational Performance; Pain; Personality; Quality of Life; Self-Efficacy; Stress and Coping
Foot and Ankle Ability Measures FAAM Movement Disorders; Pain Activities of Daily Living; Functional Mobility; Gait; LIfe Participation; Occupational Performance
Foot and Ankle Disability Index FADI Pain Activities of Daily Living; Functional Mobility; Gait; Occupational Peformance; Pain; Sleep; Strength

 

Upper Extermity Functional Index (UEFI)

Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) –

Subgroups for Targeted Treatment Back Screening tool (STarT Back)

 

 

Most commonly used outcome measures for people with low back pain according to Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association:

Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionaire (FABQ) – FABQ – rehabmeasures.org   pdf to FABQ form
Reliability r = .84-.91

FABQ-W>29 poor prognostic for return to work

FABQ-W>22 predictive for non-working populations

FABQ-W>29 is a better predictor than FABQ-PA>14

Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) –

13 item screening tool

Reliability r= .70 – .75

No stated cutoff score. No statements regarding predictive values.
Subgroups for Targeted Treatment Back Screening tool (STarT Back)

9 item screening tool

Used for back and leg pain as well as cognition and emotions about pain

Reliability r= .74 -.79

Sub grouping scores are predictive of disability

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