Opportunity to Support the Rehabilitation Measures Database
Dear CROR Outcome Readers,
The Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago launched the Rehabilitation Measures Database with grant funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research in 2010. We designed and maintain the Database with the help of a dedicated community of clinicians and researchers who share a goal of enhancing patient outcomes using reliable, valid and sensitive measures. Since launching the Database, monthly use has grown to more than 85,000 individuals from around the world, instrument summaries total nearly 300, we developed on-line education resources that describe how to use standard measures, we publish instrument summaries regularly in several rehabilitation journals, and 11 graduate programs in the health professions have contributed summaries to the Database.
We have taken several steps to fund improvements to the Database and enhance its utility, including placing ads on the home page and obtaining additional grant funding. While we have been successful generating income to support the Database, additional funding will allow us to enhance the platform, strengthen academic collaborations, and add additional instrument summaries.
If you value the Rehabilitation Measures Database in your work, I invite you to make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking HERE. We are embarking on an initial drive to raise $160,000 to achieve these goals.
Your gift – in any amount – will help bring us a step closer to enhancing and sustaining the Rehabilitation Measures Database and achieving our goal of helping clinicians and researchers identify reliable and valid instruments for all phases of rehabilitation.
Allen W. Heinemann, PhD, ABPP (RP), FACRM Director,
Center for Rehabilitation Outcomes Research, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago