The Rehabilitation Measures Database currently boasts over 400 measures for benchmarks and outcomes and receives over 11,000 hits a day. RMD was developed to help clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation.
The database provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of each instrument’s psychometric properties, instructions for administering and scoring each assessment as well as a representative bibliography with citations linked to PubMed abstracts.
The RMD is divided into ten clinical content areas within PMR including Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Neuromuscular Conditions, Vestibular Disorders, Older Adults and Geriatric Care, Cancer, Musculoskeletal Conditions and Arthritis.
The Rehabilitation Measures Database was created under the leadership of Allen Heinemann, PhD, the Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research [along with the following contributors] and evolved through collaboration between (CROR) at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab and the Department of Medical Social Sciences Informatics group at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.