Outcome Measures/Tools

Outcome Measures/Tools — TJR

Clinical Outcome Measures and Tools
TJR Framework


Addendum to the Rehabilitative Care Best Practice Framework in the Context of COVID-19

Includes the framework, referral decision tree, and process indicators for support performance monitoring and QBP-related outcomes.

Addendum includes additional evidence-based recommendations to the TJR Framework that align with current COVID-19 restrictions.

Quick Reference Guide – TJR Based on the full framework. Provides a concise summary of best practices to guide clinical practice in each setting.
Mini Cog©

The Mini-Cog©; is a 3-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults.
EQ-5D-5L Valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measure that describes and values health across five dimensions: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort and anxiety/depression.
Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) Self-administered health status measure used to assess pain, stiffness and function in patients with OA of the hip or knee.
Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS) Patient-reported outcome measure to evaluate the impairment of a patient with lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions or disorders.
Oxford Hip Score

Oxford Knee Score

Short 12-item patient-reported outcome measure specifically designed to assess function and pain with patients undergoing hip or knee replacement.
Pain Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) Measures pain across the continuum from none to an extreme amount of pain.
Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) Segmented numeric version of the VAS in which a respondent selects a whole number from 0-10 that best reflects the intensity of their pain.
GTA Rehab Network Hip and Knee Bundled Care Outcome Reporting Form

Version A – Bundle provider to indicate if outcomes have been met for each individual outcome criterion.

Version B – Bundle provider to indicate if overall outcomes have been met.

Standardized outcome reporting forms to be completed by bundle providers if requested by bundle holders when:

  • additional information on a particular patient is needed. Request to be made in writing at the time of referral.
  • there is no standing agreement in place with a Community Physiotherapy Clinic or other bundle provider.
Hip Disability and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (HOOS) Questionnaire to assess the patient’s opinion about their hip and associated problems and to evaluate symptoms and functional limitations during a therapeutic process.
Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) Questionnaire to assess the patients’ opinion about their knee and associated problems, evaluating both short and long-term consequences of knee injury.
Patient Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) Self-report outcome measure of function that can be used in patients with varying levels of independence.
30 Second Chair Stand Test (30CST) Tests leg strength and endurance in older adults. Part of the Fullerton Functional Fitness Test Battery.
Gait Speed

Measures self-paced walking ability and functional capacity.
Stair Climb Test Measures functional strength, balance and agility through ascending and descending a set number of steps.
Blaylock Discharge Planning Risk Assessment Screen Simple patient-reported screening instrument that identifies patients at risk of extensive discharge planning.
Osteoarthritis Research Society International Recommended Performance-Based Tests Manual for recommended set of a minimum core set of performance based tests: 30s chair stand test, 40m fast-paced walk test, stair climb test, timed up & go test, 6m walk test.