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Leigh Castleberry


Apr 30, 2018 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces Dr. Trevor A Lentz as Recipient of the 2018 D.L. Hart Memorial Outcomes Research Grant

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016


Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) announces Dr. Trevor A. Lentz, PT, PhD, MPh of Duke Clinical Research Institute as recipient of its annual D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Grant to research improved quality of care for musculoskeletal conditions.

 

The winning research proposal from Dr. Lentz seeks to reduce musculoskeletal pain and opioid abuse by developing an improved  version of the OSPRO-YF measure. Specifically, the project uses Item Response Theory (IRT) to improve OSPRO-YF measures of pain associated psychological distress like fear avoidance, negative mood, and positive affect/coping. The IRT-derived OSPRO-YF promises to provide insight into improving patient care and lowering healthcare costs with more precise and reliable estimates of psychological domain performance. When fully developed, the new OSPRO-YF measure could be incorporated into the FOTO Outcomes Management System. 

 

 

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Apr 30, 2018 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces Recipient of D.L. Hart International Research Award: Dr. Jason R. Rodeghero

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016

Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) today announced Dr. Jason R. Rodeghero DPT, PhD, OCS, AT, FAAOMPT as recipient of its annual D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Award, to recognize his research to identify predictive characteristics related to patients with shoulder pain, and to restore shoulder function while reducing healthcare costs.

 

Dr. Rodeghero’s peer-reviewed research study, Risk stratification of patients with shoulder pain seen in physical therapy practice, is co-authored by Cleland JA, Mintkem PE, and Cook CE. The study was selected for award specifically for showing how functional patient-reported data, derived from the Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) database, can be used to model and predict risk stratification of patients to identify effective physical therapy care.

 

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May 16, 2016 | Leigh Castleberry

FOTO Announces D. L. Hart Memorial Outcomes Research Grant Recipient is Dave Walton, PT, PhD

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 19, 2016


Dr. Walton will research early intervention and effects of acutely injured patients at risk of transitioning to chronic pain or disability.  Dr. Walton stated "This work will allow clinicians to use the Tramatic Injuries Distress Scale (TIDS) in their clinical decision making process with the goal of reducing or mitigating the burden of chronic problems."  

 

 

 

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