TitleComputer adaptive testing: a strategy for monitoring stroke rehabilitation across settings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAndres, PL, Black-Schaffer, RM, Ni, P, Haley, SM
JournalStroke Rehabilitation
Date PublishedSpring
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1074-9357 (Print)
Accession Number15118965
Keywords*Computer Simulation, *User-Computer Interface, Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Cerebrovascular Accident/*rehabilitation, Disabled Persons/*classification, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Monitoring, Physiologic/methods, Severity of Illness Index, Task Performance and Analysis

Current functional assessment instruments in stroke rehabilitation are often setting-specific and lack precision, breadth, and/or feasibility. Computer adaptive testing (CAT) offers a promising potential solution by providing a quick, yet precise, measure of function that can be used across a broad range of patient abilities and in multiple settings. CAT technology yields a precise score by selecting very few relevant items from a large and diverse item pool based on each individual's responses. We demonstrate the potential usefulness of a CAT assessment model with a cross-sectional sample of persons with stroke from multiple rehabilitation settings.