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Title

Identifying Meaningful Patient Health Outcomes Among the Athletic Population

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Outcome assessment (Medical care); College athletes--Wounds and injuries--Treatment;

Abstract

Identifying meaningful health outcomes among patients is a precursor to evidence-based practice. Once meaningful outcomes are identified, they are organized under an accepted disablement model so they can be applied and measured. The most prominent model is the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). For athletic training, the outcomes that are meaningful to their patients have not been clearly identified. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify health outcomes that are meaningful to athletic training patients following lower extremity injury. A qualitative approach involving semi-structured interviews was used to identify meaningful outcomes among patients. The sample consisted of 20 college athletes (10 males, 10 females; 20.1 years +1.83) that were in the final stages of recovery from a lower extremity injury. Data were analyzed using the Framework Approach by linking appropriate ICF second-level domains and the corresponding first-level domains. Participants identified 530 meaningful outcomes, all of which could be linked to 63 different ICF second-level domains. These 63 second-level domains, corresponded to 19 first-level ICF domains. Fifteen of these first-level domains were classified as major themes. The results revealed that athletic training patients recovering from lower extremity injury identified a variety of meaningful outcomes including mental functions such as sleep, as well as other body functions, activities, participation in life situations, and their environment. Furthermore, all of the outcomes identified fit the ICF model. These results therefore provide a framework for classifying and documenting athletic training patient outcomes.

Start Date

4-4-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

4-4-2017 4:30 PM

Faculty Advisor

Todd Evans

Department

School of Kinesiology, Allied Health, and Human Services

Department

Division of Athletic Training

Comments

Location: Maucker Union Elm Room

Embargo Date

4-4-2017

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Identifying Meaningful Patient Health Outcomes Among the Athletic Population

Identifying meaningful health outcomes among patients is a precursor to evidence-based practice. Once meaningful outcomes are identified, they are organized under an accepted disablement model so they can be applied and measured. The most prominent model is the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). For athletic training, the outcomes that are meaningful to their patients have not been clearly identified. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify health outcomes that are meaningful to athletic training patients following lower extremity injury. A qualitative approach involving semi-structured interviews was used to identify meaningful outcomes among patients. The sample consisted of 20 college athletes (10 males, 10 females; 20.1 years +1.83) that were in the final stages of recovery from a lower extremity injury. Data were analyzed using the Framework Approach by linking appropriate ICF second-level domains and the corresponding first-level domains. Participants identified 530 meaningful outcomes, all of which could be linked to 63 different ICF second-level domains. These 63 second-level domains, corresponded to 19 first-level ICF domains. Fifteen of these first-level domains were classified as major themes. The results revealed that athletic training patients recovering from lower extremity injury identified a variety of meaningful outcomes including mental functions such as sleep, as well as other body functions, activities, participation in life situations, and their environment. Furthermore, all of the outcomes identified fit the ICF model. These results therefore provide a framework for classifying and documenting athletic training patient outcomes.