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EVALUATING THE FEASIBILITY OF GOAL ATTAINMENT SCALING AS A REHABILITATION OUTCOME MEASURE FOR VETERANS

Virginia J Lewis, Lisa Dell, Lynda R Matthews

JOURNAL OF REHABILITATION MEDICINE | FOUNDATION REHABILITATION INFORMATION | Published : 2013

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The increasing number of veterans with complex health conditions accessing rehabilitation leads to the need for an outcome measure that identifies success in areas beyond return to work. The current study was designed to assess the feasibility of goal attainment scaling as a routine measure of outcomes of rehabilitation. METHODS: Fifteen organisations contracted by the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs to work with veterans were invited to trial goal attainment scaling. Training was provided to rehabilitation professionals, and existing documentation was modified by the Australian Department of Veterans Affairs to introduce the goal attainment scaling approach. RESULTS: A..

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The research reported in this paper was funded by the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs. The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs. The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.