Measurement

NQF Proposes 202 Quality Measures to CMS

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has proposed 202 new quality measures to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). AAHD’s January 12, 2015 letter to CMS is here: PDF.

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Built environment instruments for walkability, bikeability, and recreation: Disability and universal design relevant?

Jennifer A. Gray, Ph.D., M.P.P., Jennifer L. Zimmerman, Ph.D., James H. Rimmer, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, April 2012 Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 87–101 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2011.12.002   Abstract Background Despite a plethora of instruments that measure the built environment with respect to its effect on potential physical activity, little is known about how relevant these instruments […]

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Does an accelerometer accurately measure steps taken under controlled conditions in adults with mild multiple sclerosis?

Robert W. Motl, Ph.D., Erin M. Snook, Ph.D., Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Ph.D. Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA Published Online: April 05, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.003  Background: Accurate measurement is required by researchers and clinicians who are interested in the physical activity behavior of individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Advances […]

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Using pedometers to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for youth with an intellectual disability

Michael W. Beets, M.P.H., Ph.D., Kenneth H. Pitetti, Ph.D. Published Online: April 09, 2010 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2010.02.002 Background: Pedometers serve as one of the most feasible and cost-effective methods for frontline practitioners to measure moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) of youth with an intellectual disability (YwID) but, historically, pedometers have been unable to measure MVPA. Technological advancements now […]

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Week of February 11, 2014

What Healthcare Professional Practices Can Do To Become Accessible to Persons with Disabilities One of the five Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publications on promoting healthy weight for persons with disabilities. Learn more here. Promoting Healthy Weight for Persons with Disabilities New set of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) five publications: […]

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Measuring levels of citizen public health emergency preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama

McCormick LC, Pevear J 3rd, Xie R. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):266-73. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318264ed8c. SOURCE:  Department of Health Care Organizations and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. lmccormick@uab.edu CONTEXT:  Recent disaster experiences in Alabama have highlighted the state’s public health vulnerabilities to natural disasters. To […]

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Long-term disabilities associated with combat casualties: measuring disability and reintegration in combat veterans

Resnik L, Reiber G. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012;20 Suppl 1:S31-4. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-08-S31 Department of Health Services, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. Many physical and mental health problems associated with combat casualties affect the reintegration of service members into home and community life. Quantifying and measuring reintegration is important to answer […]

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Eliciting patient and caregiver perspectives to improve the public reporting of rehabilitation quality measures

Papadimitriou C, Magasi S, Demark H, Taylor C, Wolf MS, Heinemann AW, Deutsch A. Rehabil Nurs. 2013 Jan-Feb;38(1):24-31. doi: 10.1002/rnj.63. School of Nursing & Health Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA. cpapadimitriou@niu.edu PURPOSE:  To evaluate patients’ and caregivers’ abilities to comprehend information on rehabilitation quality measures, and select high-quality rehabilitation facility. DESIGN:  We used […]

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Measuring levels of citizen public health emergency preparedness, Jefferson County, Alabama

  McCormick LC, Pevear J 3rd, Xie R. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2013 May-Jun;19(3):266-73. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0b013e318264ed8c.   SOURCE:  Department of Health Care Organizations and Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA. lmccormick@uab.edu CONTEXT:  Recent disaster experiences in Alabama have highlighted the state’s public health vulnerabilities to natural […]

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Promoting Quality Measures Across All HHS Programs

In February, the National Quality Forum (NQF) submitted an interim report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggesting quality measures across all HHS programs. The report, over 300 pages, is now available: PDF

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