With the proliferation of outcome measures in the literature, many of which lack documentation of sufficient psychometric properties to justify use, it is difficult to document patient change or demonstrate effectiveness of interventions. The goal of the Section on Research’s EDGE (Evaluation Database to Guide Effectiveness) Task Force is to facilitate identification of valid and reliable tests and measures that reflect clinically important outcomes and are responsive to change for standard use across selected patient groups. This paper lays the groundwork for understanding the work of the Oncology Section’s Breast Cancer EDGE Task Force on clinical measures of shoulder function including range of motion and muscle length, upper extremity function, and scapular position and movement, as reported in the 3 papers that follow.
Copyright © 2013, Oncology Section, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Levangie, Pamela K. and Fisher, Mary Insana, "Oncology Section Task Force on Breast Cancer Outcomes: An Introduction to the EDGE Task Force and Clinical Measures of Upper Extremity Function" (2013). Physical Therapy Faculty Publications. 20.