Evidence Based Outcome Assessment

Tuition: $59

Hours: 2


Course Description

This two hour course focuses on using both patient-based and doctor-based outcome assessment tools that can be used in every day practice (e.g., NPS, PSFS, functional questionnaires, rehabilitation endurance testing). Each type of measurement is described, as well as how to interpret them and the state of evidence supporting each one. A variety of ways to utilize them is suggested, including documenting improvement, establishing initial severity, and helping in apportionment calculations.

This course will fulfill the Oregon Board requirements on outcome measures.


The content of this course is provided through online reading material and PowerPoint presentations with an audio narrative.  The learner’s participation (time) online is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of two hours is required. There will be at least two questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 75% of the total possible points and log at least three hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.

No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.


After completing this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify “patient-driven” and “provider-driven” outcome management tools appropriate for curative chiropractic treatment.
  2. Identify evidence that supports use of these tools, and comment on the strength of this evidence.
  3. Identify protocols for use of a variety of pain measures and activity questionnaires along with how to interpret them and guide treatment


This syllabus is a representation of the requirements for successful completion of the course, containing the objectives, content, organization, and evaluation processes. It is the student’s responsibility to read, comprehend, and act on the syllabus’ objectives, content, and requirements. The faculty teaching this course reserves the right to reasonably alter the sequence of activities, assignment dates, and evaluation and assignment methods or styles. Every effort will be made to inform the class members in advance of such changes. Students are responsible for following the syllabus and any changes instituted by the faculty. Should there be any questions or need for reasonable interpretation of clarification of the syllabus, the student must contact the lead course instructor/syllabus author(s) to obtain answers to the above.

All opinions, viewpoints and recommendations contained in this presentation represent those of the author alone and do not represent the opinions, viewpoints or recommendations of any organization with which the author may be affiliated, including, without limitation, the USOC or/and the ACBSP.