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5.7 – How do you access a copy of an outcome measure?

If the outcome measure chosen is a questionnaire, rehabilitation providers may find it available online. However, they may be required to email the authors of the questionnaire to obtain a copy and obtain their permission to use the measure.

In some cases, the questionnaires are copyrighted and there might be a cost associated with using the questionnaire. In other cases, the questionnaires might be available for use in the public domain.

In addition, it is important to obtain clear instructions regarding how to administer and score the measure. Some questionnaires have administration and scoring manuals that help standardize the way in which the tool is administered with clients and will instruct on how to calculate domain and total scale scores and describe what the scores mean (interpretability).

See Section 5.8 for a detailed list of outcome measures.