Goal attainment scaling in post-acute outpatient brain injury rehabilitation

Barbara Zweber, James Malec

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Abstract

Therapists continuously strive for efficiency in clinical practice. Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS) is a tool that can provide both a structure for objective documentation of patient progress and a means of program evaluation. This article describes the application of GAS in a comprehensive outpatient brain injury rehabilitation program. The benefits of GAS include: (1) objective data in monitoring participants' progress, (2) a structure for team confer-. ences, (3) facilitation of on oing rehabilitation planning and decision- making, (4) concise relevant information to funding sources, referral sources, and family members, and (5) a mechanism for program evaluation. For the brain injured person, GAS serves as a focus for an arra of multiple, often abstract rogram goals. GAS can also increase the participant's awareness of deficits being addressed in the program and of progress towards resolving these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-53
Number of pages9
JournalOccupational Therapy in Health Care
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Brain Injuries
Outpatients
Rehabilitation
Program Evaluation
Documentation
Decision Making
Referral and Consultation
Brain

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  • Occupational Therapy
  • Rehabilitation

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Goal attainment scaling in post-acute outpatient brain injury rehabilitation. / Zweber, Barbara; Malec, James.

In: Occupational Therapy in Health Care, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1990, p. 45-53.

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Zweber, Barbara ; Malec, James. / Goal attainment scaling in post-acute outpatient brain injury rehabilitation. In: Occupational Therapy in Health Care. 1990 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 45-53.
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