Tailored Test May Yield Better Patient Outcomes Data

Award-winning study compares computerized adaptive testing to traditional scales

Jennie McKee

Computerized adaptive testing (CAT) may be more effective than traditional testing systems in capturing patient-reported outcomes, according to a prospective clinical study presented by Charles L. Saltzman, MD, at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). The study, which won the Leonard Goldner Award for outstanding research, compared outcome measurement tools in patients undergoing elective foot and ankle surgery.

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