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dc.contributor.authorReynolds, SK
dc.contributor.authorBannigan, K
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-01T16:29:21Z
dc.date.issued2019-03-20
dc.identifier.issn1741-1645
dc.identifier.issn1759-779X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/12712
dc.description.abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Background/Aim</jats:title><jats:p> Allied health professionals aspire to become evidence-based practitioners but disparity exists between best practice and clinical practice. One example is outcome measurement; despite being committed to using outcome measures, allied health professionals struggle to use them. This study aimed to explore the process of introducing outcome measures into a practice setting. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Methods</jats:title><jats:p> A qualitative action research study was undertaken with allied health professionals working in a hospice setting. The data, collected in three cycles of action, were analysed thematically. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Findings</jats:title><jats:p> Three themes emerged: the gap between knowledge and practice, the challenges of measuring outcomes in palliative care, and facilitators to using outcome measures in palliative care. Action research provided a structure to involve therapists in introducing outcome measures within a practice setting. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusions</jats:title><jats:p> This study provides insight into how a clinical speciality's discrete characteristics influence the process of selecting outcome measures. In a hospice setting, where people have life-shortening conditions, the challenges for using outcome measures are different to other settings. Action research offers a deep learning opportunity and process, through education, discussion, and critique, to support therapists to select and adopt the outcome measures to use in practice. </jats:p></jats:sec>

dc.format.extent1-16
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcare
dc.subjectRehabilitation
dc.subjectOutcome measures
dc.subjectPalliative care
dc.titlePromoting the use of outcome measures across disciplines through action research with practitioners in a palliative care setting.
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.issue3
plymouth.volume26
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.12968/ijtr.2017.0104
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalInternational Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/ijtr.2017.0104
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Health
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Institute of Health and Community
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Users by role/Academics
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-02
dc.rights.embargodate2019-9-20
dc.identifier.eissn1759-779X
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rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.12968/ijtr.2017.0104
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