The Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM) allows rehabilitation professionals to describe the relative abilities and difficulties of a patient/client in the four domains of impairment, activity, participation and wellbeing in order to monitor changes over time. Each TOM is quick and simple to use, takes just a few minutes to complete, and is used for treatment planning, clinical management, audit and research. It allows for the aggregation of data so that comparisons can be made for the purposes of internal and external benchmarking.
This book builds on Therapy Outcome Measures 3rd edition, and its focus is on the practical and everyday use of the TOM. It contains 50 developed scales rigorously tested for reliability and clinical validity, plus 18 scales which are under development, and 6 accompanying scales. The text gives a thorough grounding into how to use the TOM, with many FAQs to aid both the trainer and the user, as well as information on how to develop new TOMs.
Published September 2019