Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Center for Outcomes & Measurement

Center for Outcomes & Measurement


The Center for Outcomes and Measurement within the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences develops, validates, advocates for, and utilizes measurement methodologies and outcome measures that generate meaningful and precise data that advances research and practice in rehabilitation sciences. We provide consultation for and training in the selection, administration, scoring and interpretation of measures.

Core Functions

  • Provide education and training in measurement methodologies and outcomes measures s for evaluating outcomes individual clients, programs, and research interventions
  • Develop and validate contemporary and precise measurement methods and outcome instruments to address measurement gaps in rehabilitation research and practice
  • Provide consultation to students, faculty and investigators on measurement and outcomes instruments
  • Build capacity for outcomes measurement and evaluation in human services organizations
  • Support sponsors of clinical trials and investigators of outcomes studies  with selection of clinical trial outcome measures
  • Train investigators and clinical trial sites in the administration and scoring of outcome measures; establish competency and agreement among raters
  • Examine efficacy and effectiveness of physical and behavioral rehabilitation strategies and technologies using psychometrically sound and relevant measurement tools
  • Develop and validate fidelity measures for interventions
  • Develop and implement methodological procedures to validate the life care plan as an accurate methodology  for estimating life-time costs of persons living with chronic health conditions